Grilled Lamb Kebabs with Cumin and Cinnamon

Total Time
1hr 6mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 6 mins

I love this lamb dish. The flavors sound unusual, but they compliment the meat nicely. I first tasted this last summer at a cook out. I begged for the recipe and got it from the hostess.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk oil, cumin, pepper, salt and cinnamon in 13x9x2 inch glass baking dish.
  2. Add lamb to dish and toss to coat well with oil mixture.
  3. Let marinate at room temperature for 1 hour or refrigerat 1 1/2 to 4 hours, tossing occasionally.
  4. Prepare barbecue (medium heat) or prehat broiler.
  5. Thread lamb pieces onto skewers, dividing equally (about 5 pieces per skewer).
  6. Grill or broil lamb to desired doneness, turning occasionally, about 6 minutes for medium-rare.
Most Helpful

Wonderful flavours in this Mark, and so easy to prepare! We ate this tonight with Couscous by Dancer, Lemon Tossed Salad by Diana Neal, and natural yoghurt as a sauce over the kebabs. Thanks for a great recipe.

JustJanS June 10, 2002

Simple and delicious; a hint of the middle east, but nothing too overwhelming. My only comment is that trimming the fat seems to take a really long time, maybe I was being too obsessive! It's just that I was serving the lamb phobic and I was concerned that the fat would impart too strong a flavor.

tara portee April 24, 2005