4th of July Mix-up: Lamb Meatball Skewers
I have to say that for me, using ground lamb in traditional foods is my favorite way to eat it. I made a robust Bolognese with lamb over pasta around the holidays that I named New Year's Eve Lamb Bucatini and the lamb truly elevated the Bolognese flavor. So, I figured if lamb could elevate a simple sauce like that, why not try it in other recipes.
I figured with the #1 grilling holiday, 4th of July, coming up I would try a lamb recipe again. I love a meatball only if it is packed with flavor, and that is how I came about the idea of Lamb meatball skewers. I don't even have to use the grill, I can easily cook them inside and enjoy my air conditioning.
Lamb Meatball Skewers
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
What You Need
- 1 pound ground lamb
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 shallot finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill, plus more for serving
- 1/2 cup flavored bread crumbs
- 1 egg, whisked
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
What You Will Do
- Combine all ingredients together, mixing gently with your hands.
- Form into bite-sized balls about 1 inch each, compressing them firmly with your hands as you do.
- Place to the side.
- Bring a skillet up to medium high heat and place in 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.
- Place in the meatballs into the pan making sure that they are not touching. Turn with cooking tongs.
- Lamb cooks very fast due to the low fat content of the meat.
- Consistently turn the meatballs after they have browned on each side, about 1 minute per side.
- Once the meatball has cooked through place onto a platter and cover with tinfoil for 5 minutes.
- After the meatballs have rested, place 4-5 on a skewer.
- Place onto a serving platter and top with fresh dill. Then serve with my Greek Momma Goddess Dip or any dip you like.
- This will stay in the refrigerator for 3 days in an airtight container.
Now the last thing you have to do, as my daughter would say, is Eat, Eat.