Lamb on a Stick

  • Makes6 servings
Lamb on a Stick

Photo: Garlick/Flickr

Shake up your next barbecue with this tasty twist on the burger — lamb on a stick!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped mint

  • 2-in. ginger, peeled and finely grated

  • 2 clove garlic

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp cayenne powder

  • 1 1/2 lb ground lamb, (you can substitute pork or beef)

  • 6 metal or bamboo skewers

  • 6 whole wheat pitas

  • store-bought tzatziki

  • onion

  • tomato

  • cucumber

Instructions

  • Preheat outdoor grill to medium high. In a large bowl, combine mint, ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander, salt and cayenne to taste. Add lamb and combine well.

  • Divide mixture into 6 equal mounds. Roll each into a ball, place skewer through the middle, then form into a sausage shape along the the skewer, about 6 in (15 cm) long.

  • Grill skewers 4 minutes, turn, then grill for an additional 4 minutes or until no longer pink inside and internal temperature has reached 165°F (74°C). Wrap a pita around 1 kebab, hold on and pull meat off the skewer. Serve with tzatziki and chopped onion, tomato and cucumber.

  • In 1 serving: 387 calories, 26 g protein, 17 g fat, 34 g carbs, 5 g dietary fibre, 4 mg iron, 5 mg zinc


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