After my disappointment at a recent experience at the local kebab joint I decided I owed it to myself and you, the people, to right this wrong and make my own far superior lamb kebab. At this point in time I am pleased to announce that my mission was an outstanding success. Go make one today.
The lamb shoulder was rubbed down with a Moroccan spice mix (recipe below), covered with foil and slowly roasted for 5 hours at about 150C. It would have been AOK to not worry about making the rest of the kebab and just eat the lamb by itself, but I set out on a mission and by the dear lord I was going to complete it!
MOROCCAN SPICE MIX
½ cup each coriander seed, cumin seed, sumac, cinnamon
¼ cup chilli flakes
1 tablespoon cardamon
- Toast cumin and coriander seed
- Grind all whole spice and mix it up
- Use half a cup to rub all over the sexy little lamb shoulder, and the rest? You will be limited only by your lack of imagination…
2 large eggplant, grilled whole over an open flame, for that lovely smoky flavour
2 cloves garlic
2 Tbls tahini
¼ cup lemon juice
½ cup chopped parsley
¼ cup EVO
- blitz all except parsley and olive oil, adding a little extra water if needed to make a smooth puree
- emulsify olive oil into the puree
- season and fold through chopped parsley
I used the stuff I had with the dahl I made a while back…
CUCUMBER AND RADISH SALAD
1 handful chopped cucumber
1 handful chopped radish
½ handful chopped tomato
½ handful chopped red onion
1 handful chopped parsley and mint
1 handful natural yoghurt. Or maybe we should use a cup for this one. Yeah, let’s use a cup…
a splash of olive oil
- combine all ingredients and mix well. Season with salt and pepper
Put it all together just like the pretty photo, chuck a few leaves and a bit of pickled zucchini in there and hit it with a bit of sumac at the end…
35 responses to “my late night lamb sandwich”
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Good on you for stepping up to the challenge of making your own kebabs. I’m one of those people who can’t eat out without wondering, “Could I cook this better at home?”.
Well done on this spice mix and 5 hours of roasting sounds like the meat was lovely and tender. I think I would have to leave the house though – the wonderful smell would drive me crazy!
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Maaaaaate…this looks sensational! People should definitely go make their own. Love it! 🙂
Looks damn good. We have a kebab shop down the road in Sandhurst, U.K. where they make a naan bread in the tandor oven ans pile it all inside that. With a garlic mayonnaise it is about as good as it gets.
Good lamb and good bread are a good start…
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