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Cranberry-Glazed Lamb Skewers Recipe

Cranberry-Glazed Lamb Skewers Recipe

Lamb marinated with savory cranberry sauce—I love making this for Christmas parties. Guests will appreciate that it's not your average appetizer. —Kim Yuille, Brooklyn, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Broil: 5 min. YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds boneless leg of lamb, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients, stirring to dissolve sugar; transfer 1-1/2 cups to a large resealable plastic bag. Add lamb; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining cranberry mixture.
  • 2. Remove lamb from marinade; discard marinade. Thread lamb strips, weaving back and forth, onto 16 metal or soaked wooden skewers. Arrange in foil-lined greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until lamb reaches desired doneness.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring reserved cranberry mixture just to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Serve with lamb. Yield: 16 appetizers.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.