Mechoui Lamb Skewers


I can’t resist this delicious Moroccan lamb dish. It’s very very simple, but really very delicious. It’s perfect for the BBQ without any hassle or complicated techniques – which is great when you have a hangover as bad as mine today.

Merry Christmas.


1kg lamb (cubed)
2 teaspoons cumin powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 cloves garlic (minced)
2 tablespoons fresh coriander (finely chopped)
1 tablespoon parsley (finely chopped)
1/2 lemon (juice of)
4 tablespoons olive oil

Soak 10-12 wooden skewers in water for a couple of hours. Mix together all the ingredients and leave, covered in the fridge overnight or for at least 2 hours.

When ready to cook, skewer 4 or 5 pieces of lamb onto each skewer. Heat a grill or barbeque till hot, then cook the meat for 4-5 minutes each side till cooked through and charred slightly.

Serve with salad, vegetables or cous cous.

Picture: rexipe used under Creative Commons License at flickr

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