October 7, 2019

Smoky Grilled Apricot American Lamb Kebabs


Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

1 hr 10 min

Total Time

1 hr 25 min



Smokey Grilled Apricot American Lamb Kebabs


  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2-1/2 pounds American Lamb kebab/stew meat
  • 2 cups dried apricots
  • Boiling water
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into chunks


In a large bowl, add lemon juice, yogurt, smoked paprika, oregano and pepper; whisk until well combined. Add lamb; toss until all pieces are coated in the yogurt mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 

In a medium bowl, place the apricots. Cover with boiling water; let sit for at least 30 minutes to plump up. 

Thread a piece of marinated lamb, an apricot and then a piece of red onion onto a metal or wooden skewer; repeat in that order until the skewer is filled with all ingredients.

Grill kebabs over medium-high heat on an outdoor grill or stove-top grill pan; flip once browned and grill marks appear, about 2 to3 minutes per side.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

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Visit our Lamb Cooking Time & Temperature page for recipe inspiration and tips on preparing the perfect lamb.


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