Iranian lamb skewers

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    8 hours 25 min

    In this Persian dish, cubes of lamb are marinated in garlic, lime and saffron, threaded onto skewers, grilled on the barbecue and served with grilled tomatoes.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 125ml extra-virgin olive oil
    • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 2 large onions, grated
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 785g boneless lamb, cut into 1.25x3.75cm pieces
    • 4 tomatoes
    • 1 tablespoon sumac (optional)

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:8hr marinating  ›  Ready in:8hr25min 

    1. Combine olive oil, lime juice, onions, garlic, saffron, salt and pepper in a large resealable freezer bag. Place lamb pieces in bag; seal and shake to combine. Marinate lamb, refrigerated, overnight or up to 24 hours.
    2. Preheat a barbecue for medium-high heat and lightly oil the cooking grate.
    3. Thread marinated lamb on long, thin metal skewers. Thread whole tomatoes on another skewer. Brush lamb and tomatoes with marinade; discard remaining marinade.
    4. Grill kebabs, until lamb is cooked to your liking and tomatoes are hot and grilled marked, about 5 minutes on each side. Sprinkle with sumac, if desired, before serving.

    Sumac

    Sumac comes from dried berries that are grown in the Mediterranean. They taste sour and fruity. You can find them in Middle Eastern speciality shops or online.

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    Absolutely Delicous! My whole family loved this recipe. This was the best lamb kabob I ever had. One thing I did different was, while the kabob was on the grill I brushed some melted butter on both sides of the kabob. That helped the kabob to not get burned so easily and it made the kabob juicy. This recipe is a keeper. This kabob was better than a Persian restaurant.  -  23 Apr 2017

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    This was very easy and came out great! I marinated the lamb overnight. I also used little grape tomatoes and alternated lamb and tomato on the skewer. Served with rice and a salad. My boyfriend loved it and I will definitely make it again.  -  05 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    The marinade is delicious with grilled chicken breasts.  -  10 Jan 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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