Khorovats (Lamb Shish Kebab)
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Armenia
Serves: 4
  • 2 lbs. boneless leg of lamb, cubed into 1 inch pieces
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 large garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dry white wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, fresh chopped
  • ½ teaspoon rosemary, fresh
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 large onions, white or yellow peeled and cut into 8 wedges each
  • 2 large green peppers, cut into 8 pieces each
  • 12 medium mushrooms, stemmed and cleaned
  • 2 large tomatoes, cored and cut into 8 wedges
  • 8 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning on the grill.
  1. Place lamb cubes in a large container
  2. In a medium bowl, mix olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, wine , bay leaf, salt, pepper, oregano and rosemary.
  3. Pour marinade over lamb, stir thoroughly, cover and refrigerate at least 24 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Pre heat your grill to medium high
  5. Thread separate skewers of lamb, onion green pepper, and mushrooms
  6. Baste vegetable with some of the reserved marinade.
  7. Put the lamb and onions first as they will take about 12 minutes to cook, add the green peppers and mushrooms after about 5 minutes and lastely the tomatoes they only take about 3 minutes to cook.
  8. Remove from grill and skewers, you can re-skewer, alternating the ingrediens or just put the lamb and vegetables on a platter.
  9. Serve with lavash and Hamim enjoy!
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