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Lamb Kebab in Pita Bread Pockets

Lamb Kebab in Pita Bread Pockets

Steve Lister

Here is an easy recipe for making spicy Lamb chops. You can use other cuts of lamb. They are great for a BBQ, though can just as easily be grilled/ griddled/cooked in a frying pan or a tandoor. Serve in Pita Bread pockets with a salad or as part of a buffet meal. Serves 3-4

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless lamb chops (trimmed and tenderised with) a meat hammer

  • Marinade

  • 150 ml. approximately, olive oil

  • 150 ml. lemon juice

  • 2 tsp. garlic purée (fresh or bottled)

  • 1 tsp. rosemary

  • 1 tsp. dried mint

  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds

  • 1 tsp. fenugreek powder

  • 2 tsp. salt

  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika

  • 1 tsp. black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp. chilli powder

  • For serving:

  • 1 Pita Bread per person.

  • 1 head of lettuce, shredded

  • A couple of tomatoes, thinly sliced

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced

  • A few small pickled gherkins, optional

  • 1/2 or 1 cucumber (depending on it’s size), thinly sliced

  • Sauce of your choice, like tomato ketchup, chilli sauce, mayonnaise, mint sauce etc.

  • A bowl of thick, natural yoghurt

Instructions

  1. Grind the rosemary, mint, cumin seeds, salt, pepper, chilli powder and fenugreek into a fine powder, using your preferred method, I use my little blender.

  2. Add it to the oil, lemon juice and garlic.

  3. Trim the thick bit of fat off the lamb and "tenderise" with a meat hammer, i.e. bash it out so it is somewhat flattened.

  4. Mix the lamb and marinade together and put in an airtight container in the fridge for an hour or more, even overnight.

  5. Char grill the lamb chops in a griddle pan (or cook by any other method you are using), and then keep warm in a low oven, until serving.

  6. Warm the Pita bread by your usual method). Toaster is quite handy for this.

  7. Building the kebab

  8. Warm the Pita bread in your usual method (under a grill, in oven, toaster or microwave)). Toaster is quite handy for this.

  9. Slice the wide end open or open through the side.

  10. Drop some lettuce in, followed by a few slices of cucumber, tomatoes and then some of the meats. If you are cooking several different meats, you can add a selection of meats/kebabs. We sometimes have lamb kofta as well!

  11. Add more lettuce and salad on top and carry on as before.

  12. When filled, top with sauce of your choice.

  13. Serve with good homemade Chips, side of onion and peppers, corn on the cob, slice of lemon for squeezing on.

  14. Picture shows some spicy Spanish sausages from our local butcher as well, to give yet another flavour to it all.

  15. You will also notice the kebabs are held in a paper "sandwich bag" that I split down one side, just to make it look a bit different on the plate

  16. Enjoy.

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