Lamb Skewers with Cherries and Mushrooms

Posted May 30th, 2011 in Main Dishes, Recipe


2 lbs. boneless leg of lamb

Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper

juice of one lemon

several sprigs of fresh Oregano or 1 TBS dried

4 cloves of garlic, crushed

1/4 cup olive oil

1 can Oregon Dark Sweet Cherries, well drained

8oz baby bella mushrooms, washed and trimmed

Wooden skewers soaked in water


Slice the lamb into strips about 2 inches wide and 1/4 inch thick. Season all over with the salt and pepper.  Put the olive oil, lemon, garlic and oregano in a large ziploc bag. Swish to combine. Add the lamb and shake to make sure all pieces are well coated.  Marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight.

Soak the skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.  Skewer the lamb strips, cherries and mushrooms beginning and ending with a mushroom cap.  Heat the grill. Place skewers over direct heat and watch until they take on a nice char. Turn over and continue until they are nicely charred on all sides. This should take about 12-15 minutes for medium rare.  

Paired with some nice grilled asparagus, a Greek Salad and bread you will have a delicious Memorial Day Grilled Feast!

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  1. I loved your rendition of Lamb Skewers with Cherries and Mushrooms. If I am lucky I can get my daughter to make it for me since I love Greek food and she loves to cook Greek food.

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