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How to Cook Lamb Skewers with Peppers, Sweet Potatoes & Pears

An impressive Fall or Winter idea is Skewered Lamb with Peppers, Sweet Potatoes & Pears.

These skewers can be served up as an appetizer or triple them up & serve them as an entrée.

How to Cook Lamb Skewers with Peppers, Sweet Potato & Pear:

Searing Lamb Shanks - CookingWithKimberly.comSince the lamb you will be using here, you will already have partly cooked, whether you lightly grill or roast it to rare, they will only need to be grilled long enough to cook the vegetables once assembled.

It is possible to use raw, marinated lamb, but by the time the lamb is cooked through, the veggies & fruit could be overdone, and apt to fall off the skewers or burn.

Type: Appetizer or Entrée Recipe

Serve with: tzatziki or sour cream & ricotta mixed with spices & herbs, on a bed of fresh mint
Prep Time: 18 min
Pre-Assmebly Cook Time: 10 – 15 min
Grill Time (to finish): 8 – 10 min
Yields: 18 skewers for an Appetizer; 6 servings for an Entrée @ 3 skewers each using 8-10 inch skewers

Ingredients:

  • pears3 – 4 lb leg, loin or shoulder of lamb – grilled or partly roasted to very rare; cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes or into strips 1/4 – 1/2 inch wide & 4 inches long
  • 2 1/2 cups sweet potatoes – cubed, sauteed
  • 2 1/2 cups peppers – red or green, cubed
  • 3 1/2 cups pears – firm, barely ripe, cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 18 cherry tomatoes – one per skewer
  • 18 grapes – large & firm; one per skewer

Instructions:

  1. Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 min prior to assembling.
  2. Cut lightly grilled or roasted lamb, that is very rare, into 1 1/2 inch cubes or into slices that are 1/4 – 1/2 inch wide, and 4 inches long.
  3. sweet potatoCut vegetables into 1 1/2 inch cubes or chunks. Saute the sweet potatoes.
  4. Skewer the lamb chunks alternating with fruit & vegetable chunks, or skewer lamb strips ribbon-style, alternating the fruit & veggies, accordingly. * Tip: If you use lamb cubes, the process is simple to alternate with other items.
  5. Brush skewered items with olive oil & sprinkle with salt & pepper, to taste.
  6. Cook on the grill to finish, or put into the oven for 8 – 10 min on 375 degrees F, just until the vegetables are cooked.
  7. Serve each skewer separately or on a bed of fresh mint with tzatziki, or mix sour cream & ricotta sprinkled with your favorite spices or herbs, seasoned to your taste.

These Lamb Skewers with Peppers, Sweet Potatoes & Pears are a winner all around, even kids love them because they’re colorful & fun to eat.

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Ingrid Turner from IngridTurnerToday.com, is a blogger, writer, grandmother, mother, cancer survivor and all around sparkling human being. From cooking, crafts, seniors’ issues, cancer, health, pets, gardening & the like, she entertains us in her writings. Ingrid is also a regular on her daughter's cooking show, “Cooking with Kimberly” @ CookingWithKimberly.com. Website Facebook Twitter YouTube

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