Red Wine Marinated Lamb Kababs

by Elizabeth The Hippy Winer

Grilled kebab with pepper and pineapple

Everyone loves a good backyard get together and this tasty garlic, rosemary, red wine marinated lamb kabab recipe will be the hit of the party. With the taste of the Greek Mediterranean, yummy garlic roasted potatoes, spinach feta salad and crusty artisan bread, you may not be able to kick folks out. Pair with an Assyrtiko or Chianti and the meal is complete.

Makes about 12 kababs

Kabab Ingredients:

  • 1 lb (455g) Lamb, cubed into about 36 pieces
  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 24 pearl onions
  • 24 medium-sized mushrooms
  • 12 Bamboo/Metal skewers

Lamb Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 35 cloves minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup of dry red wine
  • 1 tbsp fresh, chopped rosemary

Prepare the lamb:

  1. In a sealable container mix: lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, red wine and rosemary leaves.
  2. Add lamb, mix well to coat thoroughly in the marinade.
  3. Cover bowl and for best results, allow to marinate overnight. If in a time crunch, marinate AT LEAST 20 min before cooking.

Yoghurt dressing – mix the following:

  • 8 oz (225g) plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1 tsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice

Artisan Bread

Grilling Kababs:

  1. If using bamboo skewers: soak in cold water for 10 min to prevent the ends of stick from burning.
  2. Heat up the grill and while it is heating up, thread skewers: lamb-tomato-onion-mushroom-lamb-tomato-onion-mushroom-lamb.
  3. Cook on grill for 15-20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes or so until lamb is done (slightly pink in the center for best flavor). You can baste the marinade on the skewer as it cooks.
  4. After cooking, place on serving plate and drizzle with Yogurt Dressing before serving.

Spinach Salad With Feta Cheese And Cucumber

Serve with Garlic Roasted Potatoes, Fresh Spinach + Tomato + Feta salad, hot No-Knead, Crusty Artisan Bread and herbed butter!

Favorite wines to serve:

Let me know how it turned out or if you made any cool and tasty changes to the recipe!


Faces-Elizabethà votre santé
Elizabeth, the “Hippy Winer”


Photo attributions: Kebabs Shaskina; Artisan Bread Photominer; Spinach Feta Salad Vimart

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