Grilled Lamb and Fig Skewers

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A creamy bed of hummus soaks up the flavours of the grilled lamb and vegetables. Pour an extra glass of Winexpert™ LE21 Marselan and savour this dish to the last bite!


Prep Time: 15 minutes (plus 4 hours marinating) Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 4 hours, 25 minutes Yield: 4 servings


Fig Glaze:

  • 3 tbsp fig jam
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1/4 tsp each ground cumin and black pepper

Grilled Lamb and Vegetables:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 tsp each ground cumin and salt
  • 1/2 tsp smoked or sweet paprika
  • 1 lb boneless lamb shoulder or leg, trimmed and cubed
  • 1 each baby eggplant and zucchini, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 tub (227 g) prepared hummus (or 1 cup homemade)
  • Fresh mint to garnish
  • Grilled pita or flatbread



Fig Glaze:

  • Gently warm fig jam in the microwave for 30 seconds or until fluid; stir in mint, vinegar, garlic, cumin and black pepper.

Grilled Lamb and Vegetables:

  • Whisk olive oil, vinegar, garlic, cumin, salt and paprika until well combined. Toss lamb cubes with 1/4 cup oil mixture; reserve extra marinade. Marinate lamb for at least 4 hours.
  • Thread lamb onto metal or soaked wooden skewers.
  • Brush eggplant and zucchini slices with reserved marinade.
  • Preheat grill to medium.
  • Add lamb skewers to grill; cook for 6 minutes, turning often.
  • Baste with some of the fig glaze; continue to grill for 4 to 6 minutes, turning and basting occasionally until well-glazed and cooked to medium doneness.
  • Meanwhile, grill vegetables alongside lamb, turning as needed for 10 to 12 minutes, or until grilled marked and tender. Remove to a board and chop into bite-sized pieces.
  • Spread hummus thickly on a serving platter. Arrange eggplant and zucchini over hummus and top with skewers. Garnish with additional mint and serve with grilled pita.


Recipe Tip:

  • Fig jam can be found in the deli section with the cheese.
  • Replace zucchini and eggplant with other grill favourites such as sliced red onion, bell peppers and mushrooms.


A Scrumptious Grilled Lamb & Fig Skewers dish recipe, make sure you e=enjoy with a glass of  Winexpert™ LE21 Marselan!


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