Greek Lamb Kabobs Recipe
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Greek Lamb Kabobs Recipe

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We have a gas grill and use it year-round, especially to make these tender juicy kabobs. The lamb marinates overnight, and the attractive skewers can be quickly assembled the next day. —Kathy Herrola of Martinez, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound boneless lean lamb, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 16 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1-inch wedges

Nutritional Facts

2 kabobs equals 226 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 83 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, oregano, oil and garlic. Set aside 1/4 cup for basting; cover and refrigerate. Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add lamb; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  2. Drain lamb, discarding marinade in bag. On eight metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread lamb, tomatoes, green pepper and onion. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly.
  3. Grill kabobs, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 5-6 minutes on each side or until lamb reaches desired doneness and vegetables are crisp-tender, turning occasionally and basting with reserved marinade. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Greek Lamb Kabobs in Light & Tasty April/May 2002, p31

Nutritional Facts

2 kabobs equals 226 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 83 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

It was just not the taste that I remember when I was in Greece. Maybe I just fixed it wrong

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