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Grilled Lamb Skewers with Almond Salsa Verde

Grilled Lamb Skewers with Almond Salsa Verde: Main Image

Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 40 min.
Joanne Weir
Almond salsa verde offers a true taste of the Mediterranean alongside these zesty grilled lamb skewers.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs lamb tenderloin, trimmed of all fat and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1 cup fresh chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 2 Tbs fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 Tbs fresh chopped mint
  • 1 tsp each fresh oregano, chopped
  • 3 Tbs capers, chopped
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Lemon wedges and fresh mint sprigs as a garnish

Directions

  • Soak bamboo or rosemary skewers in water for 30 minutes.
  • Place the lamb in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Toss together and let sit until you are ready to grill.
  • Preheat an oven to 350ºF. Place the almonds on a baking sheet and bake until light golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Chop the almonds coarsely.
  • In a bowl, stir together the almonds, parsley, chives, mint, oregano, capers, shallots, lemon zest, garlic, lemon juice, and extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Thread the lamb on the rosemary skewers, distributing evenly. Grill the lamb, turning occasionally, until the lamb is slightly firm to the touch, 6 to 8 minutes total.
  • To serve, place the skewers of lamb on a platter. Spoon the salsa verde into a small bowl and place it alongside. Garnish with lemon wedges and mint sprigs and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 446
  Calories from Fat 374 (84%)
(64%)Total Fat 42g
(62%)Saturated Fat 12g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 23g
(21%)Cholesterol 63mg
(6%)Sodium 148mg
(8%)Potassium 277mg
Total Carbohydrate 3g
(4%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(31%)Protein 15g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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