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Grilled marinated lamb skewers

This recipe is a winner and while the two-day marinade requires patience, good things come to those who wait.

Grilled marinated lamb skewers

Grilled marinated lamb skewers

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Serves 4-6


  • 1 kg Diced Leg of Lamb

  • 600ml Greek yoghurt

  • 3 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 level tbsp mild chilli powder

  • 1 large onion, coarsely grated

  • 3 tbsp tomato purée

  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely grated

  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • flaked sea salt

  • 2 lemons


  • Combine all the ingredients for the marinade except the lemon juice and mix together well in a bowl.
  • Add in the meat, stir all together well and then cover and refrigerate for two days.
  • Turn the mix occasionally over this time.
  • Push the meat onto skewers drawing them in but not squashing them super tight.
  • Season them generously with salt and cook over plenty of glowing charcoal.
  • Over the course of cooking, squeeze the lemons over the colouring meat.
  • Eat with Lebanese-style garlic mayonnaise, chilli sauce, tabbouleh and flatbread.