Armenian Shish Kebab

"A wonderful Grilled/BBQ'd treat as well! So delicious."
photo by Mark Marcarian photo by Mark Marcarian
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  • Place lamb in a large container with a cover.
  • In a medium bowl mix olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, wine, bay leaf, salt, pepper, oregano, and rosemary.
  • Pour marinade over lamb cubes, stir thoroughly, and refrigerate,covered, at least 24 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • About 1 hour before serving time, preheat broiler.
  • Drain lamb kebabs, reserving marinade.
  • Thread separate skewers of lamb, onion, green pepper, and mushrooms and place on a broiling tray.
  • Baste vegetables with some of reserved marinade.
  • Broil about 4 inches from heat, turning frequently, as follows: green pepper, about 7 minutes; onions, about 12 minutes; mushrooms, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove skewers and allow to cool slightly, until ingredients and skewers can be handled.
  • Leave broiler on.
  • Remove skewers from ingredients and rethread 4 or 8 skewers (depending on size of skewers) so that each one includes, in alternating pieces, some lamb, onion, green pepper, mushrooms, and tomato.
  • Baste again with any remaining marinade.
  • Return skewers to broiler and, turning frequently, broil until meat is reheated and cooked medium-rare, vegetables are slightly blackened in spots, and tomatoes are very tender but not yet falling off skewers (5 to 7 minutes more).
  • Serve with Rice Pilaf and Pita Bread.

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  1. Katanashrp
    Great! Would go great with some tzatziki. Thank you.
  2. jenjie
    This sounds so good! It takes me back to my childhood. As mentioned, eat this stuffed in a pita with rice pilaf. But be sure to offer a mixture of chopped onion and parsley. Mmmmmm! EDIT: After making this recipe, it definitely takes me back! I used small beef cubes (top round) instead of lamb. I only did the meat, not veggies. It only took about 5-7 mins on the grill so make sure you don't go far! I will be making this again and again. Thanks!!!
  3. me2006
    Excellent and simple meal. Went well with sides of potato and tossed salads. Thanks!
  4. meatlover
    This was awesome!


A professional actor from Philly, Mark is half Armenian and of the first generation born in this country. Growing up with his aunts (Sophie & Louise) who would make Armenian food he loved and loves even more to this day! During the Armenian Diaspora his moved to France. As a result of the family history and learning to cook the food, Mark's passion is Armenian. In addition he has adapted the Armenian to American ways of cooking and created a BBQ style with an Armenian flare.
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