I love "lamb Shish Kabob" I have never used ground lamb before, so I thought that I would make my recipe based on that. I wanted the lamb mixture to stand alone and came up with idea of making a relish out of tomato, carrot, onion and stuffed green olives. Then I thought that it needed some sauce and came up with the idea of making a Skordalla type sauce out of the Ricotta. That was the tough one!!! I made it several ways and then finally settled on this one. If you use skewers, you can also cook them on the grill, however, you will want to soak the skewers first. I did not have to soak them for the frying pan. This can be used as an appetizer, side dish, Main dish and other categories.