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Lamb Kebabs with millet pilaf

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Makes: 4 servings

Millet is a quick-cooking whole grain with a light nutty flavour, which you may find in the natural foods section. You can use whole wheat couscous instead. Lamb is a great source of protein. Learn more about Protein

Ingredients

8 bamboo skewers (10-inch/25 cm) 8
1 cup millet 250 mL
2 tsp olive oil 10 mL
2 1/2 cups water 625 mL
1/2 tsp salt 2 mL
1/4 cup chopped parsley 50 mL
2 tsp ground cumin (optional) 10 mL
2 tsp ground coriander or crushed coriander seeds (optional) 10 mL
1/4 tsp salt 1 mL
Pinch ground black pepper Pinch
1 lb boneless leg of lamb, fat trimmed and cut into 1-1/2-inch (4 cm) pieces, about 1- 1/2 lb (750 g) prior to trimming 500 g
24 (about 1 pint) cherry tomatoes 24 (about 1 pint)

Directions

  1. Place bamboo skewers in shallow dish and add water to cover; set aside to soak.
  2. Put millet and oil in medium saucepan; stir over medium-high heat until lightly toasted, about 4 minutes.  Add water and salt, and bring to a simmer.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover pan and cook until millet is tender and has absorbed all liquid, 25 to 30 minutes. Stir in parsley. (Pilaf can stand for up to 30  minutes before serving.)
  4. Meanwhile, preheat grill or broiler. In medium bowl, stir together cumin, coriander, salt and pepper; add lamb and toss until evenly coated with spice mixture. (If not using spices, season with salt and pepper.)
  5. Divide lamb among 4 skewers. Divide cherry tomatoes among remaining 4 skewers.
  6. Place lamb skewers on grill or under broiler. Cook, turning midway, until lamb has reached desired degree of doneness, about 8 minutes for medium-rare or 10  minutes for medium.
  7. Add tomato skewers to grill or broiler during last 4 minutes of cooking time. Serve skewers on top of millet pilaf.

Nutrients per Serving

Calories 393
Carbohydrate 42 g
Fat 11 grams fat (2.5 g saturated fat)
Fibre 6 g
Protein 30 g
Cholestrol 75 mL
Sodium 520 mg