Skewers of Lamb with Mint
|Low fat natural yogurt||1⁄2 Pint (300 Milliliter)|
|Garlic||1⁄2 Clove (2.5 gm), crushed|
|Saffron powder||1 Pinch|
|Mint||30 Milliliter, chopped (2 Tablespoon)|
|Clear honey||30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon)|
|Olive oil||45 Milliliter (3 Tablespoon)|
|Lamb neck fillet||1 1⁄2 Pound (675 Gram)|
|Red onions||2 Small, quartered|
|Mint leaves||1 Small (For Garnish)|
1. In a shallow dish, mix together the yogurt, garlic, saffron, mint, honey, oil and ground black pepper.
2. Trim the lamb and cut into 2.5 cm / 1 in cubes. Add to the marinade and stir until well coated. Leave to marinate for at least 4 hours.
3. Cut the aubergine into 2.5 cm / 1 in cubes and blanch in boiling salted water for 1-2 minutes. Drain well.
4. Preheat the grill. Remove the lamb cubes from the marinade. Thread the lamb, aubergine and onion pieces alternately on to skewers. Grill for about 10-12 minutes, turning and basting occasionally with the marinade, until the lamb is tender. Serve the skewers on a bed of lettuce, garnished with mint leaves and accompanied by hot pitta bread.
Calories 656 Calories from Fat 436
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49 g74.8%
Saturated Fat 19.7 g98.6%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 117.6 mg39.2%
Sodium 276.5 mg11.5%
Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.3%
Dietary Fiber 4.7 g18.9%
Sugars 16.4 g
Protein 33 g66%
Vitamin A 7.5% Vitamin C 14.2%
Calcium 18.1% Iron 15.7%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet