Shish Kebab

Saveur, May 2011

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 lb. lamb shoulder or beef steak, cut into 1″ cubes
  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. minced fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

In a bowl, combine lamb, oil, tomato, thyme, paprika, cayenne, allspice, cinnamon, cumin, garlic, salt, and pepper; chill 4 hours.

Build a hot charcoal fire in a grill. Thread 4 cubes lamb/beef each onto skewers; grill, turning, until charred, about 5 minutes.

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