African-Style Shish Kebab

"A fun twist on your average shishkebab. The recipe calls for the use of either lamb or beef. I think it may also be good on chicken. Serve with rice. Enjoy! Note: the timing does not include marinating."
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  • Combine yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, onion, mint,.
  • cilantro, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper in large bowl. Add.
  • meat to marinade; refrigerate 4 to 5 hours for lamb, overnight.
  • for beef.
  • Remove from refrigerator 2 hours before cooking.
  • Just before cooking, arrange meat on skewers alternately with.
  • tomatoes, green peppers, onions and mushrooms. Place on grill.
  • 3 inches above coals, which should be red hot but not flaming.
  • Cook 5 minutes on each side, turning skewers to brown meat.
  • evenly.
  • I recommend serving with rice.

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  1. Made this tonight for dinner. I could ony marinate for 2 hours but this still turned out fabulous! I had to make one skewer meat only for people that don't like any of the skewered veggies, but I enjoyed all of the veggies. Added mushrooms and grilled eggplant as a side. Perfect weeknight dinner! Thanks for sharing!
  2. I love lamb so we went that route. Marinated the meat for 5 hours and it was perfect. A definite 'make again'. Made for World Tour 2019
  3. We dont care for lamb so used beef and marinated in the fridge for about 6 hours. Used greek yogurt, a medium red onion, parsley instead of the cilantro, fresh squeezed lemon, and omitted the cayenne. The hubby grilled them and served outside and we loved them. The fresh flavors of the vege's and marinade then the moist beef from the yogurt, fantastic. This is going to be a new favorite for us! Kathy thank you for sharing this recipe with us! Made and reviewed for Susie's World Tour 2019 - Morocco.
  4. So incredibly good and so easy to put together. Loved the flavors and I used some beef vs. lamb. Layered the kabobs with red onion, cherry tomatoes and some zucchini squash. Also used mushrooms and red bell peppers. Will be making often this summer.
  5. Woohoo!!! What a great shish kebab recipe!!! I made this, scaled back to serve the two of us and used chicken as the protein. I just realized when looking at the recipe that I cut everything in half except the cayenne pepper, oops!! I am a wimp when it comes to heat and I did notice a slight heat, but nothing too strong, so this is great recipe for others who don't deal with the spicy heat. When I asked DH what he thought, he stated it was pretty good, believe me, that is a thumbs up from him. Thanks for sharing the recipe!! Made for ZWT 9.


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