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Turkish Lamb Skewers with Grilled Figs and Mint Melon Rounds

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Serves 4 | Prep Time 20 plus a few hrs | Cook Time 8-10min

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Ingredients You'll Need

8oz Boneless Leg of lamb, cut 1/2 inch thick chunks
4 Stainless steel or soaked bamboo skewers
4 fresh figs, halved
1 cup greek-style yogurt
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 cup chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cayenne
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Melon Rounds
1/2 cantaloupe
1/2 honeydew melon
1/2 a small watermelon
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/4 c rice vinegar
2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped mint


Thread lamb onto skewers with 1/2 a fig on each

In a mixing bowl combine yogurt with other marinade ingredients. Allow to infuse for at least one hour and up to a day.

Using half the marinade, coat the skewers and grill for 8-10min on med heat or until desired doneness.

Accompany them with the remainder of the yogurt marinade and pitas for dipping

For Mint Melon Round salad, use a melon baller to scoop out melon into a bowl. Toss with wet ingredients and serve!!

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