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Spicy Lamb Shish Kebabs With Greek Pita Bread

Serves: 6


1/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
3/4 tablespoon hot paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
2 lbs trimmed lean leg of lamb, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 lb small zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
greek pita bread, warmed for serving


1. In a large bowl, whisk the yogurt with the paprika, cumin, allspice, garlic and the 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Season with 1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.

2. Add the lamb and stir until evenly coated.

3. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour or refrigerate for up to 3 hours.

4. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Thread the lamb and zucchini onto 12 long metal skewers and brush with oil.

5. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

6. Grill the kebabs over moderately high heat, turning, until the lamb is browned outside and medium-rare inside, 6 minutes.

7. Serve the lamb kebabs with Warm Greek pita bread.

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