Lamb skewers with peas and tzatziki recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 30mins to prepare and 10mins to cook
  • 900 calories / serving
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Get stuck into these delectable Greek lamb skewers at your next barbecue. They're marinated in light herbs and lemon, serve with a cool and refreshing tzatziki for a flavoursome, meaty starter or light main.

In a medium sized bowl marinade the lamb with the thyme, lemon and olive oil, season with salt and pepper and set aside.

In a food processor blend the cooked peas, parsley, lemon juice and olive oil for 30 seconds, remove and season with salt and pepper and then set aside.

In a small bowl, mix together the Greek yogurt, cucumber and mint and then season with salt and pepper and then set aside.

Preheat a griddle pan. Then divide the lamb between 4 skewers and place on the griddle for 3 minutes each side. The lamb should be slightly pink in the middle.

When the lamb is cooked, divide between 4 plates and serve with the crushed peas, tzatziki, warm pitta and lemon wedges. Sprinkle with the chopped chilli and serve.

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  • Ingredients

  • For the lamb

  • 800g (1 1/2 lb) diced leg of lamb
  • small bunch of thyme chopped
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 200g (7oz) frozen peas
  • small bunch of parsley chopped
  • half lemon, juiced
  • 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 150g (5oz) Greek yogurt
  • half a cucumber deseeded and finely chopped
  • small bunch of mint, shredded
  • salt
  • pepper
  • To serve

  • 4 warmed pitta breads
  • 1 lemon cut into 4 wedges
  • 1 red chilli deseeded and finely chopped
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  • Energy 3753kj 900kcal 45%
  • Fat 53g 76%
  • Saturates 22g 110%
  • Sugars 7g 8%
  • Salt 1.5g 25%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 60.4g Protein 49.8g Fibre 6.1g

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