Main dish

Tender Lamb Skewers

20 m
40 m
Ready in:
1 h 0 m
Tender marinated lamb is grilled to perfection and served with a fresh minty yogurt sauce
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Servings: 4
Leg of lamb, boneless, trimmed, cut into 1 ½ cubes 
3 lbs
Plain whole-milk yogurt
1 quart
Canned/jarred green peppercorns in brine, rinsed, drained, small chopped
¼ cup
Shallots, minced
¼ cup
Garlic, minced
5 cloves
Fresh lemon juice
3 tbsps
2 tsps
Ground cumin
1 tsp
Fresh cilantro, small chopped
½ cup
Fresh mint, small chopped
½ cup
Kosher salt
to taste
Fresh ground black pepper
to taste
  1. Place all ingredients from yogurt to cumin into a large bowl and whisk well. Add fresh mint and cilantro, season with salt and pepper, stir well.
  2. Reserve one cup of the yogurt sauce and keep it in the fridge till it’s time to serve the skewers.
  3. Pour the remaining sauce into a large sealable plastic bag. Place lamb cubes inside, seal the bag and turn it to coat the lamb well. Place in the fridge and let marinate overnight.
  4. An hour before you start grilling, soak the skewers in water.
  5. Pre-heat a grill pan or light a grill. Remove the lamb cubes from marinade, divide it between 18 skewers evenly, season with more salt and pepper. Grill the skewers for about 7 minutes, turning regularly, until charred in spots. Place the skewers on a platter, serve with the yogurt sauce.
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