Cubes of lamb flavoured with a mixture of garlic, lemon and fresh oregano are cooked on skewers and served with a Greek-style tomato and cabbage salad and pita bread for a deliciously aromatic main dish. These can be grilled or barbecued.
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1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, crushed
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
450 g boneless leg of lamb, trimmed of visible fat, cut into 2-cm dice
4 wholemeal pita breads, cut into triangles, to serve
Greek-style yoghurt to serve (optional)
6 tomatoes, thickly sliced
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 baby or small white cabbage, about 220 g, core removed and thinly shredded
Preheat the grill , or barbecue or heat a ridged cast-iron grill pan. Put the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and oregano in a bowl and stir to combine. Add the lamb and turn until well coated. Thread the cubes onto 4 skewers.
Cook the lamb under the grill or in the pan for about 7–8 minutes or until tender, turning frequently. Towards the end of cooking, warm the pita bread under the grill.
Combine the tomatoes, red onion, cabbage, mint, cucumber, lemon juice and olive oil in a bowl. Toss gently.
Serve the kebabs with the salad, pita bread and yoghurt, if using.
I'm a very inexperienced cook, and only just getting into trying different recipes. I tried this one the other night and it was so tasty. I didn't use fresh herbs, just dried ones, but it was still great.
22 Oct 2010
(Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)