Pomegranate-Marinated Lamb Skewers with Persimmon Chutney
A meal fit for a goddess—pomegranates and persimmons create a rich and luxurious flavor.
- Pomegranate-Marinated Lamb Skewers1 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup pomegranate molasses
- 2 Tbs cumin seeds, toasted and ground
- 1 Tbs salt
- 1 tsp pepper, ground
- 4 lbs lamb loin, trimmed of fat and silver skin, sliced into pieces 2 inches long and 1/4-inch thick
- 24 5 inch wooden skewers, soaked in water
- Persimmon Chutney6 fuyu persimmons, peeled, halved, and thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup cider vinegar
- 2 lemons, halved, thinly sliced into half rounds and seeded
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
- 1 1 inch piece of ginger root, peeled, and sliced paper thin
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3/4 tsp pepper, ground
- 3/4 tsp cumin, ground
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cardamom, ground
- 1/4 tsp coriander, ground
- 1/4 piece star anise
- 2 whole cloves
- In large bowl, combine lemon juice, pomegranate molasses, cumin, salt, and pepper.
- Add lamb slices and toss to coat.
- Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Remove lamb from marinade.
- Weave 2 or 3 pieces of lamb slices on each skewer, pushing lamb to the tip of the skewer to avoid burning.
- Broil or grill the skewers, about 5 to 6 inches from heat source, 2 to 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or to desired degree of doneness.
- Place skewers on a platter and serve with a bowl of Persimmon Chutney (recipe follows) for dipping.
- Persimmon ChutneyIn 3-quart saucepan, combine all chutney ingredients: persimmons, brown sugar, sugar, vinegar, lemons, raisins, ginger, cinnamon stick, pepper, cumin, salt, cardamom, coriander, anise, and cloves.
- Simmer over medium-low heat for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
- Cook until mixture is thickened to the consistency of a relish.
- Let cool before serving (chutney will thicken more upon cooling).
Calories from Fat 36 (14%)
(6%)Total Fat 4g
(7%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Total Carbohydrate 43g
(2%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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