Minted Lamb Kebabs

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This recipe is great if you can take 5 minutes in the morning to marinate the cubed lamb steaks and leave in the fridge all day (or overnight). Grilling the kebabs is easy, as well as pulling together the rest of the meal. It is the most delicious way to cook lamb. Perfect for BBQs also. You won’t be disappointed.

LAMB is considered to be one of the least allergenic meats. It is a good source of iron, vitamin B and zinc, as well as protein. It is high in saturated fat, so choose lean cuts of lamb such as leg steaks or fillet. Chinese medicine sees red meat as a strengthener of yang chi energy.

MINT is a wonderful herb, whether fresh or dried, as it is very effective in aiding digestion. It is an antispasmodic, helping to ease any pain caused by indigestion. Add it to salads, as a garnish or simply diffuse it in hot water to drink as a tea.

Serves 4
115g (4oz) fat free natural yogurt * 1 lemon, finely grated zest and juice * 2 garlic cloves, crushed * 1 tsp English mustard powder * 2 tbsp tomato purée * 510g (1lb 2 oz) lean lamb leg steaks, cut into bite-size pieces * 32 cherry tomatoes * handful of fresh mint, finely chopped * 455g (1lb) small, new potatoes * mixed salad * 8 metal skewers

In a large, shallow bowl, mix together the yogurt, lemon zest and juice, garlic, mustard powder and tomato purée. Add the lamb and stir to coat well. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 1 hour or longer if time permits.

Boil the potatoes in a large pan of water for 15 minutes until tender. Meanwhile, alternatively thread the lamb and cherry tomatoes onto the metal skewers. Pre-heat the grill on a medium heat and line the grill pan with foil. Place the skewers onto the grill pan and brush with marinade. Grill for 5 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking. Serve with a sprinkle of the fresh mint, the potatoes and mixed salad.

Minted Lamb Kebabs

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