The Chef’s Table

Created by the Chefs of Maggiano’s Little Italy

June 9, 2015

Grilling season has arrived, so by now you’ve probably gathered your tools and gadgets to reclaim your title as grilling pro. Try this Grilled Lamb Spiedini recipe. They’re a skewered kabob, a great way to showcase your grill skills, and even treat dad this Father’s Day!

Makes 8 spiedini/skewers
Fresh Herb Vinaigrette Ingredients
4 Tbsp Fresh Basil & Parsley Mix, chopped
4 Tbsp Fresh Mint, chopped
1 Tbsp Oven-Dried Tomatoes, finely chopped
1 Tbsp Red Onions, finely chopped
1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
2 Tbsp Red Peppers, roasted and finely chopped
½ tsp Pink Peppercorns, crushed
½ cup Olive Oil

Fresh Herb Vinaigrette Instructions
In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and whisk thoroughly and set aside for service.

Spiedini Ingredients
8, 8oz Lamb Sirloin, cubed on skewers
½ oz Arugula
1 ½ Cucumbers, peeled, seeded, ½ inch slices in half moons
1 tsp Garlic, chopped, roasted
½ Meyer Lemon, juiced
2 Tbsp Plain Yogurt
4 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 tsp Grand Padana Parmesan Cheese, grated
Fresh Herb Vinaigrette
1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar, aged 12 years
Salt & Pepper to taste

Spiedini Instructions
Prepare skewers prior to service with olive oil to avoid sticking to grill: place lamb skewers/spiedini on a 450 degree grill and cook for 4-5 minutes, rotating every minute until the lamb is medium.
In a bowl, combine sliced cucumbers, garlic, yogurt, and salt and pepper.
In a separate bowl, toss arugula with lemon juice, olive oil and Grana Padana Parmesan. Place on a large platter or serving dish.
Arrange spiedinis on top of arugula mixture and cucumber mixture on top of spiedinis.
Drizzle Fresh Herb Vinaigrette over the entire dish. Drizzle aged balsamic vinegar and add salt and pepper to taste.

Happy grilling!

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