Lamb shish kebab

Lamb shish kebab

Make your own shish kebabs with saffron and caramelised onions, and serve with warm pittas and tzatziki. Saffron adds both flavour and a beautiful colour
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Put the saffron threads in a small bowl and pour over 1 tbsp boiling water. Leave to cool. Toss the lamb with 1 tbsp oil, lemon zest and half of the juice, mint, spices and garlic. Add the saffron water, a pinch of salt and toss well. Leave to marinate while you fry the onions.
  2. Step 2

    Heat 2 tsp oil in a non-stick pan and fry the onions on a medium heat until really soft and golden, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the remaining lemon juice and season well.
  3. Step 3

    Thread the lamb onto 4 skewers and heat the grill to high. Grill the kebabs for 4 minutes on each side until cooked. Add a dollop of tzatziki to the pittas, then add a few rocket leaves, the lamb, and the red onions. Serve with more tzatziki and lemon wedges.