Cumin and Garlic Scented Lamb Skewers

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
6 h 15 min 8 min 9
Cumin and Garlic Scented Lamb Skewers
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2 tbsp Cumin seeds (or 1 tbsp. ground cumin)
1 tbsp Red pepper flakes
6 clove(s) Garlic (finely minced)
1 tbsp minced Ginger root
1 tsp Peppercorn (Szechwan peppercorns)
1 tsp Chili powder
1 tbsp Black pepper (freshly ground)
2 tsp Sea Salt
681 gm Lamb, shoulder, lean (can use lamb leg - cut into 1 inch cubes)
1/4 cup Canola oil


In small, dry frying pan, heat cumin seeds over medium heat until fragrant or until they start to turn golden, about 2 minutes. Remove to cool then place into electric grinder, or mortar and pestle, and grind until fine. Place into mixing bowl and mix together well with rest of spices, garlic, pepper and salt.

In another mixing bowl, mix lamb and canola oil until well coated. Add spice mixture and mix well to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight. Alternatively, marinate in large, heavy, resealable plastic bag and refrigerate.

Skewer four to five pieces of lamb on each skewer. Heat prepared grill or barbecue until medium high to high heat.

Brush small amount of canola oil over each skewer and grill, turning frequently, about 6 to 8 minutes, or until desired doneness.


9 bamboo skewers soaked in water overnight (canola oil for brushing).

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 158
Calories from fat 86
Calories from saturated fat 14.9
Total Fat 9.6 g
Saturated Fat 1.7 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.4 g
Cholesterol 54 mg
Sodium 603 mg
Potassium 316 mg
Total Carbohydrate 2.0 g
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
Sugars 0.2 g
Protein 16.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 0.8

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