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Spiced skewered lamb

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 2
From Chinese Food Made Easy
These spiced lamb kebabs are perfect for the barbecue.


  1. Soak 8-10 wooden skewers in a bowl of cold water for about 20 minutes.

  2. For the seasoning, combine all the seasoning ingredients together in a bowl. Add the meat and stir to coat in the spices, then thread the meat onto the skewers.

  3. Heat a dash of olive oil in a griddle pan until smoking and add the skewers, cooking for 2-3 minutes, or until browned on one side. Turn the skewers over and cook for a futher 1-2 minutes, or until browned and cooked to your liking, then transfer to a serving plate and serve immediately.


  • 200g/7oz lamb loin fillet, thinly sliced and then cut into small pieces
  • olive oil

For the seasoning

  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1-2 tsp light soy sauce (to taste)
  • 1 tsp groundnut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry

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