Lamb skewers with Basil and Mint dressing


1kg Abervale Lamb leg steaks, from the meat counter, diced
4 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, crushed

For the pesto
80g pack fresh basil, leaves only
20g pack fresh mint, leaves only
1 clove garlic, chopped
75g pine nuts
Juice of ½ lemon
100ml extra virgin olive oil


1. Mix the lamb with the olive oil and garlic, then leave, covered, in the fridge overnight (optional).

2. Purée all the pesto ingredients, except the olive oil, in a food processor, finally adding the oil in a steady stream. Season, then set aside.

3. Thread the lamb on to skewers (if using wooden ones, soak first in water for 30 minutes), or long sprigs of fresh rosemary. Brush off any garlic, as it will burn, then season.

4. Cook on a griddle or frying pan over a high heat, turning often, for 8-10 minutes for rare, or longer if you prefer. Serve with dressing and herb salad.

Lamb skewers with Basil and Mint dressing
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes, plus marinating
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This recipe was first published in Wed Jun 08 11:14:40 BST 2016.