Cumin And Garlic Scented Lamb Skewers


Posted by Dr. Scott Wilson | 01-Sep-2015

This grilled spiced kabob is inspired by the popular street vendors of Western China. Traditionally made with lamb, this recipe also works with beef or chicken. Canola oil helps prevent the meat from sticking to the grill.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) dried red pepper flakes
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) finely minced ginger
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground Szechwan peppercorns
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 lb (750 g) lamb shoulder or leg, cut into 1-inch (2.5-cm) cubes
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) canola oil
  • Bamboo skewers soaked in water overnight
  • Canola oil, for brushing

Directions:

  • In small, dry frying pan, heat cumin seeds over medium heat until fragrant or until they start to turn golden, about 2 minutes. Remove to cool then place into electric grinder, or mortar and pestle, and grind until fine. Place into mixing bowl and mix together well with rest of spices, garlic, and pepper.
  • In another mixing bowl, mix lamb and canola oil until well coated. Add spice mixture and mix well to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours to overnight. Alternatively, marinate in large, heavy, resealable plastic bag and refrigerate.
  • Skewer four to five pieces of lamb on each skewer. Heat prepared grill or barbecue until medium high to high heat.
  • Brush small amount of canola oil over each skewer and grill, turning frequently, about 6 to 8 minutes, or until desired doneness.

Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 8 min.
Servings: 2
 
Source: www.heartandstroke.com (recipe developed by CanolaInfo.org).


Dr. Scott Wilson

Dr. Scott Wilson is the Founder & Chairman of Physiomed; one of Canada’s largest franchised networks of inter-disciplinary healthcare clinics. A graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. Wilson founded Physiomed in 1994 and has since grown Physiomed to over 30 clinics in Southern Ontario and British Columbia. With hundreds of practitioners from over a dozen disciplines, Dr. Wilson and Physiomed have helped over 100,000 Canadians with physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, orthotic therapy, compression therapy and clinical conditioning as part of a program of rehabilitation and health optimization. In addition to helping patients improve their physical and mental well-being, Dr. Wilson has also mentored hundreds of practitioners to provide better care while enjoying more fulfilling careers. He is also a keynote speaker on many health related topics including how physiotherapy, chiropractic and health & wellness treatment can help with stress, weight loss, and unlocking the true potential within to achieve lasting physical well-being.

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