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Caribbean Grilled Lamb Skewers With Long Beans

Caribbean Grilled Lamb Skewers With Long Beans

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  • 3/4 cup
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup
    lime juice, fresh
  • 2 tablespoons
    lemon zest, grated
  • 6 cloves
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon
    cumin seed
  • 1 tablespoon
    chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon
    curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon
    cayenne pepper
  • jalapeno peppers, minced
  • 3 pounds
    boneless lamb loin, or well-trimmed leg, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 pound
    long beans, tips removed, left long or cut into 3-inch segments; or substitute green beans
  • 2 teaspoons
    unsalted butter
  • 12 
    wooden skewers, soak in a pan of water for at least 20 minutes
    Kosher salt
    freshly ground black pepper
  1. To prepare the lamb marinade, whisk together ½ cup of olive oil, lime juice, lemon zest, garlic, cumin, chili powder, curry powder, 2 teaspoons salt, cayenne, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, and jalapenos in a medium bowl. Taste and adjust salt, pepper, cayenne, and lime juice.
  2. Put lamb cubes and marinade into a large glass baking dish and toss, rubbing marinade all over lamb. Thread 4 to 5 pieces of lamb onto each skewer. Place skewers into baking dish, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 and up to 4 hours. 
  3. While lamb marinates, preheat a grill or broiler to medium-hot and prepare beans. Sauté beans in remaining ¼ cup olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until they are tender and begin to blister. Stir in butter, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. When butter just begins to brown, transfer beans to a warm serving platter and drape with foil. 
  4. Grill lamb, turning skewers every few minutes, until medium rare (internal temperature of 130 degrees), about 6 minutes. (Alternately, skewers can be broiled until medium rare.) Transfer skewers to a plate and let stand for 5 minutes. 
  5. To serve, place long beans to the side, and lay skewers across them. 

From Without Reservations by Joey Altman 


Nutritional Information

Makes: 12 servings
  • Calories359
  • Carbohydrates5.1g
    • Dietary fiber2.0g
  • Cholesterol99mg
  • Fat22.9g
    • Saturated fat5.3g
  • Sodium174mg
  • Protein33.0g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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