Recipe and image supplied by Meat and Education: www.meatandeducation.com
Lamb can be an expensive meat but this recipe uses lamb mince which is usually more affordable.
Fabulous served on top of grilled wholemeal flat bread, with a side salad and a dollop of houmous.
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Wooden kebab skewers, knife, chopping board, scissors, measuring jug, grater, vegetable peeler, measuring spoons, large bowl, weighing scales.
Ingredients (makes 6 skewers):
- 1 small red onion
- 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley
- 2 tbsp fresh mint
- 1 tbsp grated carrot or courgette
- 675g lean minced lamb
- 1 tbsp paprika
- Soak the wooden skewers in water.
- Prepare the onion and herbs; peel and finely chop the onion and snip the herbs in a jug using scissors.
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl using your hands. Make sure it is well mixed.
- Using slightly damp hands divide the mixture into 6 equal portions.
- Roll each portion into a sausage shape and mould around the 6 skewers.
- Cover and refrigerate until needed.
- Preheat the grill and cook the lamb skewers under the grill for 6-8 minutes each side until cooked and the juices run clear.
So thinking about Paprika Lamb Skewers ...
Lamb is an excellent source of protein and rich in minerals (e.g. iron) and the B vitamins. It can be high in saturated fat so choose leaner cuts where possible.
Herbs are healthy seasoning we can add to food for flavour. Many herbs are good sources of antioxidants; compounds which have been found to be extremely beneficial to our long-term health.
Vegetables are so good for us! Low in fat, sugar and calories and high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
|-||Energy||948kJ / 228kcal||11%|
per 105g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 903KJ / 217kcal
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