Skewered, Kefta

Recipe: Skewered Kefta


  • 10 oz Ground lamb
  • 2 tb Minced onion
  • 1 tb Chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tb Chopped fresh mint or 1 1/2
  • teaspoon dried mint 1/4 ts Each ground cumin ground
  • marjoram, salt, and pepper 2 ts Olive oil
  • 1 ts Lemon juice
  • 1/2 Garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 ts Paprika


  1. In medium bowl combine lamb, onion, parsley, mint, cumin, marjoram, salt, and pepper; mix well. Divide lamb mixture into 4 equal portions.
  2. Form each portion into a sausage shape, pressing each onto a 12-inch wooden or metal skewer; transfer skewers to rack in broiling pan.
  3. In measuring cup or small bowl combine oil, lemon juice, garlic, and paprika; using pastry brush, brush oil mixture over keftas, coating all sides.
  4. Broil, turning once, until keftas are browned on all sides, 5 to 6 minutes on each side.
  5. Makes 2 servings, 2 skewers each.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dinner

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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