My kids get excited about anything on a skewer and if you have children who are a little older, it’s a great way to get them involved with preparing dinner.
You may want to cut the sharp tips off your skewers for the kids but I just encourage mine to hold the pointy end and eat from the blunt end.
This is a very versatile meal. You can use lots of other flavour combinations such as garlic and rosemary, honey and mustard, swap the lamb for beef or make them all vegetable if you prefer.
They will cook beautifully on the BBQ, on the stove top or my preferred way, (the easiest!) in the oven.
Best of all, if you have a garden full of summer vegetables it’s also pretty cheap!
YOU WILL NEED
500g (1lb) diced lamb
250g (1 punnet or approx 2 cups) cherry tomatoes
1 medium zucchini, sliced into rounds (approx 5mm wide)
1 red onion quartered then cubed
1/2 red capsicum, (pepper)
1/2 green capsicum
1/2 yellow capsicum – all de seeded and cut into squares (approx 2.5cm x 2.5cm)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
A few good cracks of sea salt and black pepper
*Preheat oven to 200DC (390 DF)
*Soak skewers in a dish of water for about ten – 15 minutes while chopping your veggies.
(This will help prevent them from burning during cooking.)
*Thread the veggies onto the skewers in any order you like and according to your children’s preferences. My kids love cherry tomatoes and capsicum so I load them up with those. I usually add button mushrooms to mine too but today we didn’t have any.
*Arrange finished skewers on a lined oven tray with a space between each.
*Combine marinade ingredients in a small dish and and baste the skewers using a pastry brush.
(If you don’t think your kids will like the cumin, just brush theirs with a bit of the oil and sea salt. We find it quite a mild flavour though.)
*Cook for 30 minutes – turn halfway at 15 minutes.
(For a well done skewer, cook both sides for 20 minutes each.)
This will feed two adults and two children easily.