Grilled Lamb Kabobs with Mint-Yogurt Sauce
- 3/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1 lb. lamb cut from the leg, shoulder or loin,
trimmed of fat and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 3 Tbs. chopped fresh mint, plus sprigs for
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 Tbs. lemon juice
- 6 lemon wedges
Prepare a medium-hot fire in a grill. At the same time, put 6 bamboo skewers in water to cover.
In a bowl, combine the lamb and 2 Tbs. of the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
In a small bowl, combine the drained yogurt, the remaining 1 Tbs. olive oil, the chopped mint, the garlic and lemon juice. Stir to mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Drain the skewers and thread the lamb pieces onto them, dividing them evenly. Place on the grill rack 4 to 5 inches from the fire and grill until browned on one side, about 5 minutes. Turn the kabobs and continue to grill until browned on the other side and medium-rare at the center, 4 to 5 minutes more, or until done to your liking.
Transfer the kabobs to a serving platter, season with salt and pepper, and drizzle the yogurt sauce over them. Garnish with the lemon wedges and mint sprigs. Serve immediately, warm or at room temperature.