A kebob (or kebab) is a cooked food item (usually grilled), consisting of a skewer, with small pieces of meat or seafood, and vegetables. This lamb kabob includes lemons, which will carmelize when grilled, adding a sweet flavor.
1 1/2 pounds leg of lamb, well-trimmed and cut into 20 1″ cubes
8 thin lemon wedges
1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for grill
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
4 garlic cloves, minced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
fresh parsley sprigs for serving
Heat grill to high.
Arrange skewers in a nonmetallic dish.
In a small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, and garlic.
Pour marinade over skewers; turn to coat. Let stand at least 5 minutes (or cover and refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally). Season with salt and pepper.
Lightly oil grates.
Place skewers on grill; cover grill, and cook, turning occasionally, until grill marks are visible and meat is cooked to desired doneness, 1 to 2 minutes per side for medium-rare.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, and garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.
Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions
- Try tzatziki dipping sauce.
- Squeeze lemon juice over the lamb just as it finishes cooking, to give it a fresh taste.
Yield: 4 servings