Pan Asian Lamb Skewers
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 12-16 minutes
450-675g/1-1½lb lean lamb neck fillets or boneless shoulder, trimmed and cut into 2.5cm/1inch cubes
For the Herb and Spice Marinade:
30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
10ml/2tsp fennel seeds, crushed
10ml/2tsp cardamom pods, crushed
From the Store Cupboard:
45ml/3tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
10ml/2tsp balsamic vinegar
1. To prepare the herb and spice marinade; in a large shallow non-metallic dish mix all the ingredients including those from the store cupboard together. Place the lamb cubes in the mixture and coat well on both sides. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours, or overnight if time allows.
2. Remove the lamb from the marinade and thread onto 6 small wooden skewers (previously soaked in water for 20 minutes). Cook on a prepared barbecue or preheated moderate grill for 6-8 minutes on each side.
3. Serve on a bed of mixed couscous salad.