Greek Lamb Kabobs

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Dr. Jenny

DH and I made these fast, easy, tasty grilled lamb kabobs last night for dinner and enjoyed them very much. We served over a bed of rice pilaf, with a side of grilled asparagus. I bought lamb that was already cubed for ease and speed. This recipe is from the Williams-Sonoma Food Made Fast Series, "Weeknight." The recipe says to serve over rice pilaf and to accompany with thickly sliced tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with crumbled feta cheese. Prep time includes marinating time.

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Directions

  1. Marinate the lamb: Place 8 bamboo skewers in cold water until ready to use. Grate 3 tsp zest from the lemons and squeeze 5 Tb juice. In a shallow glass or ceramic dish just large enough to hold the lamb in a single layer, combine 2 tsp of the lemon zest, 3 Tb of the lemon juice, the oregano, half each of the green onions and garlic, and the olive oil. Season the lamb generously with salt and pepper. Add the lamb to the marinade and turn to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  2. Make the Yogurt Sauce: Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, cucumber, the remaining 1 tsp lemon zest and 2 Tb lemon juice, and the remaining green onions and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes.
  3. Grill the Lamb: Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for direct-heat grilling over high heat and oil the grill rack. Or, preheat a broiler. Remove the lamb from the marinade, discarding the marinade. Thread the lamb onto the skewers. Place on the grill rack, or put on a baking sheet and place under the broiler. Cook, turning once, 6 to 7 minutes for medium rare or done to your liking. Divide the skewers among 4 plates and serve with the yogurt sauce.

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