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Spring lamb kebabs

Spring lamb kebabs

Serves 4
Cooks In25 minutes plus marinating time
DifficultyNot too tricky
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By Ginny Rolfe

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  • 8 long ery woody sprigs of fresh rosemary or wooden skewers
  • 600 g lamb fillet
  • 2 large red onions
  • 200 g ripe cherry tomatoes
  • ½ a bunch of fresh mint
  • 300 g fat-free natural yoghurt
  • 1 lemon
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large handful of wild garlic leaves or 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 large pinches of fennel seeds
  • 1 lemon
  • olive oil
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  1. For the marinade, tear the wild garlic or peel the garlic cloves, then use a pestle and mortar to smash it up with the fennel seeds and some sea salt and black pepper.
  2. Mix with the lemon zest and about 80ml of olive oil, or to your taste and until you get a good consistency to coat the lamb.
  3. If using rosemary skewers, remove the leaves, apart from 2cm at the top, then sharpen the opposite ends so you can pierce the meat. Otherwise, soak the wooden skewers in warm water for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Cut the lamb into 5cm pieces, peel and slice each onion into 6 wedges, then place in a large baking tray.
  5. Add the cherry tomatoes and mix with the marinade.
  6. Thread, alternating ingredients, onto the skewers, then refrigerate until ready to cook.
  7. Pick and finely chop the mint leaves and mix with the yoghurt, a pinch of salt and pepper, a squeeze of lemon juice and a splash of extra virgin olive oil.
  8. Preheat the barbecue, grill or griddle pan. Grill the kebabs, turning occasionally, for about 7 minutes, until evenly cooked and crisp and golden on all sides.
  9. Serve with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice and the minty yoghurt.


You can transport the kebabs in their marinade to cook on a barbecue or picnic grill. If you’re cooking inside, use a griddle pan on a high heat.


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