Friday, 4 August 2017

Lamb souvlaki (Slimming World friendly)

Nothing beats a kebab and this easy recipe is really tasty and you won't miss the real thing, As long as you use lean lamb leg meat it cooks quickly over the BBQ or grill or even in the oven. Lamb shoulder takes longer so just make sure you buy the right cut of lamb.

This isn't too spicy so it's very family friendly too no one would guess it was Slimming World friendly. At the time of writing you can have a weight watchers white low fat wrap as a healthy extra to serve with this but things change so please check.

If you don't like lamb feel free to use chicken I find thigh meat works better but you can use breast if you prefer.

I served this with a traditional yogurt sauce called tzatziki (recipe below) and a simple cherry tomato and red onion salad.


Lamb Souvlaki

1lb lean diced lamb leg meat
Juice of 1 lemon (or a tbsp from a bottle)
2 cloves garlic (crushed or use garlic paste)
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper
low calorie spray oil


Simply place the lamb, lemon, garlic and oregano into a large bowl and mix together very well , Add a few sprays of oil and  the salt and pepper and mix again. Cover the bowl and place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.

It's best to cook these on metal or wooden skewers but if you don't have these you can grill them on a grill pan so just thread the lamb onto skewers (if using) spray with a little more oil and place on a grill pan and cook under a hot grill until cooked through and slightly charred on the outside. The timings will vary but takes about 15-25 minutes turning them every now and then. Of course the best place to cook these is over a BBQ but we don't always have the weather for that!!

It's ok if the meat is slightly underdone it is safe to eat lamb slightly pink but if you prefer well done just take a little piece off the end to check if cooked through.

This is the sauce I served with the kebabs.

Tzatziki

250g fat free natural greek yogurt
1 large cucumber (seeds removed and grated)
1-2 tsp salt

Simply mix together and taste if it needs anymore salt.


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