Lamb Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce
Recipe type: Main Course
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Serves: 4
Grilled lamb kebabs wrapped in warm pita and drizzled with creamy tzatziki sauce is worthy of all fathers.
Grilled Lamb Kebabs
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp paprika
  • 2 Tbsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbsp shredded cilantro
  • 1 -1½ pounds lamb, cut into large chunks
Tzatziki Sauce
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
  • ½ tsp salt, to taste
  • ½ tsp pepper, to taste
  • ½ tsp Emeril's Essence
Grilled Lamb Kebabs
  1. Mix the marinade ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add the lamb chunks and toss the meat to fully coat.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for several hours.
  4. Remove the lamb from the refrigerator and skewer the meat on kebab skewers.
  5. Heat the BBQ to high and grill the lamb kebabs, leaving the BBQ lid open for at least most of the time, for roughly 3-5 minutes on each side (depending on the size of the chunks), flipping them four times to ensure even cooking on all four sides.
  6. Once the meat is fully cooked (to your liking), serve it with tzatziki sauce either over rice or quinoa, or wrapped in warmed pita bread.
Tzatziki Sauce
  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl until smooth.
  2. Season to taste.
  3. If desired, stir in thinly-sliced cucumbers which have been thoroughly dried. (You can toss the cucumbers in salt to remove excess liquid if desired.)
  4. Cover and let chill until ready to use.
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