Lamb Kebabs Using Sumac Butter

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In a bowl, combine:

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp. sumac
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp. chopped flat leaf parsley

Mix thoroughly and shape into a roll. Wrap in saran and refrigerate.

  • 1  1/4 lbs. ground lamb
  • 1/2 small onion, grated
  • 1 large egg
  • cinnamon, coriander and cumin to taste
  • 3 tbsp. pine nuts, toasted

Preheat the barbecue. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients. Shape into 8 sausages and thread onto skewers.

Grill the kebabs for 4 minutes each side and serve with 2 butter “coins”.

Couscous and a salad make two wonderful side dishes for the lamb. Enjoy.


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