Resham Lamb Kebabs
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Author: Rachel Hanawalt
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Resham Lamb Kebabs with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce are a little sweet, a little spicy and a lot delicious!
  • Lamb Kebabs:
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • ½ C finely chopped yellow onion
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped mint
  • 1 large clove of garlic minced (or 2 small)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp coriander
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ Tbsp olive oil for the pan
  • 10 wooden skewers
  • Cucumber Sauce:
  • 1 6 oz container of plain non-fat Greek yogurt (I prefer Fage for this recipe)
  • ¾ C diced cucumbers
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  1. On the morning you are planning on making your kebabs, place your wooden skewers in a ziplock bag with water. You'll need 8 skewers for this recipe, but I threw in 10 in case one or two broke or became splintery. Put your skewers in a safe place, which would be out of the reach of grabby little fingers that will pop the bag.
  2. Preheat your oven to 425ºF. Finely chop your onion, parsley and mint. Mince your garlic.
  3. Combine the ground lamb meat, honey, onion, and your herbs and spices in a bowl until the mixture is evenly combined. Don't over mix.
  4. Place your skewers and ½ Tbsp of olive oil on an old cookie sheet and evenly coat the pan and skewers. Don't forget this step, otherwise your Resham Lamb will stick to it's skewers (I've made said mistake)!
  5. Divide the meat by 8ths, form it around the skewers, and place the kebabs on your cookie sheet.
  6. Roast at 425º F for about 15 minutes until they are browned and cooked through.
  7. While the Kebabs are cooking, combine the cucumber sauce ingredients in an immersion blender cup or a small bowl. If you don't have an immersion blender you can use a food processor or a blender.
  8. Once your Kebabs have finished cooking, serve them with your cucumber yogurt sauce.
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