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July 10, 2018

Spicy American Lamb Kofta Skewers


Recipe Provided By
"Lindsey Eats"
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10 skewers

Spicy American Lamb Kofta Skewers on a plate with fresh salsa, edible flowers, and dill sprigs


Spicy American Lamb Kofta

  • 2 pounds ground American Lamb
  • 5 to 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 yellow onions, minced
  • 1 bunch parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch mint, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
  • 10 skewers

Cilantro Mint Chutney

  • 2/3 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1 large bunch cilantro
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 to 1 jalapeño
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder, or fresh ginger
  • Mint, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


In a bowl, combine lamb with garlic, onions, parsley, mint, cilantro, pepper, salt, chili flakes and cayenne; refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. 

Split lamb mixture into 10 parts. Place lamb on skewers, hugging tightly all around and pinch edges where the lamb meets the skewer. 

Heat grill to medium (about 325°F). Grill for 4 to 6 minutes on each side until an internal temperature of 160°F is reached. 

For Cilantro Mint Chutney:  In a blender or food processor, add water, pine nuts, cilantro, lemon juice, jalapeño, garlic powder, sugar, ginger powder, mint, salt and pepper; pulse or blend until chutney forms.

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

Spicy American Lamb Kofta Skewers
Spicy American Lamb Kofta Skewers
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