Basturma (Marinated and Grilled Lamb)

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 20 mins


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim excess fat from lamb and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  2. In a large bowl combine molasses, juice, olive oil, basil, dill, green onions, garlic and pepper.
  3. Add the lamb, cover and marinate at least 6 hours, or preferably overnight, in refrigerator.
  4. Soak the skewers in water for about 30 minutes.
  5. Push meat onto skewers.
  6. Season with salt and cracked pepper.
  7. Grill over banked coals 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Make sure that you get plenty of the herbs on the meat as it grills.
  9. (The meat can also be broiled under a hot broiler.).

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