Grilled Peach and American Lamb Kebabs
Contributed by: NAPSA
Grilling Gurus Fire Up The Flavor
(NAPSA) - This grilling season, there are a number of ways to offer your family and friends a flavorful alternative to the traditional backyard feast. Grilled Peach and American Lamb Kebabs offer sumptuous chunks of tender lamb with the perfect accent of sweet, seasonal peaches. It's a grilling sensation that's part of a healthful menu.
American Lamb has a wonderfully rich, sweet flavor that can be enhanced by marinades, simple herbs or robust spices-making it a great fit for today's trend toward more flavorful and healthful food. Great for an easy meal on a relaxing warm day, this buttery and tender meat is sure to please.
So the next time you fire up the grill-either indoors or outdoors-consider opting for an old favorite with a new twist. For more information on American Lamb, nutrition facts and mouthwatering recipes, visit americanlamb board.org.
Preparation time: 30 minutes - Marinate time: 4 to 8 hours Cook time: 14 minutes
- 3 pounds American Lamb leg, or boneless leg roast, cut into 11/2-inch cubes
- 1 small red onion, cut into quarters
- 1/3 cup peach jam
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons chopped rosemary
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 teaspoons fresh cracked pepper
- 4 whole peaches, skin removed and cut in half, pitted, or
- 8 canned or jarred peach halves
- 16 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 20 minutes
Place the lamb cubes and onion in a large pan. In a bowl, combine jam, balsamic vinegar, rosemary, garlic, red wine vinegar, oil, salt and pepper; pour over the lamb and onions. Toss to coat. Cover, refrigerate and marinate 4 to 8 hours.
Remove meat from marinade and discard marinade. On each skewer, thread 4 lamb cubes alternating with onion pieces. Grill the kebabs about 4 minutes per side or to desired degree of doneness.
When lamb is done, remove from grill, cover and let stand. Grill peaches cut-side down until browned and juicy. Cut each grilled peach in half again and place on the end of each skewer. Serve immediately.
Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings
Nutritional Information: Per Serving: 601 calories, 45 g protein, 15 g carbohydrate, 39 g total fat (60 percent calories from fat), 171 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 459 mg sodium, 11 mg niacin, 0.28 mg vitamin B6, 1 mcg vitamin B12, 4 mg iron, 7 mg zinc.