Lamb Kabobs with Yogurt Sauce Recipe
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Lamb Kabobs with Yogurt Sauce Recipe

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I make these whenever I find lamb stew chunks at the meat counter. I've served it to people who aren't fond of lamb but enjoyed the flavor of these kabobs.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 pound sirloin lamb roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 6 medium fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1-1/2 cups hot cooked couscous

Nutritional Facts

1 kabob with 3/4 cup couscous and 1/4 cup yogurt sauce equals 500 calories, 20 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 572 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Pour 1/3 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add lamb. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. Pour 1 tablespoon marinade into a small bowl. Stir in yogurt; cover and refrigerate. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting. Drain and discard marinade from lamb. On two metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread lamb, mushrooms and zucchini.
  3. Grill kabobs, covered, over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until lamb reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°), basting frequently with reserved marinade. Serve with couscous and yogurt mixture. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Lamb Kabobs with Yogurt Sauce in Reminisce August/September 2009, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 kabob with 3/4 cup couscous and 1/4 cup yogurt sauce equals 500 calories, 20 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 572 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"We had this on the grill tonight with chicken (it was on hand)- I had the chicken on their own skewers and zucchini and red bell pepper together. Served it in grilled pita bread with the yogurt sauce and a mix of green onions on the bias and chopped italian parsley and cilantro.It was a HUGE hit- hubs loved it and he's pretty hard to please. My 2 year old ate a bunch on rice."

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