How To: Cook lamb brochettes with yogurt-cucumber sauce

Cook lamb brochettes with yogurt-cucumber sauce

Brochettes are usually the skewers that you use to barbecue, grill or roast chunks of delicious meat, but its become its own dish know, as is the case with this recipe for lamb brochettes. And what goes great with lamb meat? Yogurt.

Curry, coriander, cumin, cilantro and marjoram are added to ground lamb and then a quick hand-roll shapes meatballs that are pan-fried for 10-12 minutes. Benjamin Hasty plates the caramelized brochettes with an easy, light and healthy yogurt-cucumber sauce with fresh mint, sesame oil and rice wine vinegar. Warm, fragrant, lamb appetizers with a cool yogurt sauce.


Serves 6-8


* 1 lb ground lamb
* 1 tbsp kosher salt
* 1 tsp ground cumin
* 2 tsp ground coriander
* 2 tsp madras curry powder
* 1 tsp chili flakes
* 1 tbsp sesame oil
* ¼ cup chopped cilantro
* 2 tbsp chopped mint leaves
* ? cup fresh breadcrumbs
* 1 egg
* 1 clove garlic, grated
* 4-5 sprigs fresh marjoram
* 2 tbsp olive oil

Yogurt Sauce

* 1 cup plain yogurt
* 1 clove garlic, grated
* pinch of coriander
* pinch of cumin
* 1 tsp sesame oil
* 1 tsp chili flakes
* ¼ cup cucumber, finely diced
* 1 stalk green onion, sliced
* 1 tbsp chopped mint leaves
* 1 tbsp chopped cilantro stems
* 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
* pinch of kosher salt

Optional Serving Suggestions

* sliced green onions (scallions)
* thinly-sliced cucumber
* cilantro leaves
* 2-3 charred jalapeño peppers

Special Equipment

* large sauté pan
* microplane/zester
* cocktail picks or small skewers

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