a Home Cookin' classic – California Shish Kabob

Nancy made the cooking section of the local newspaper (Manchester Herald) twice, once for this recipe, another time for her huge, huge-lobster bakes.  Enjoy.


1 leg of lamb, cut into cubes
Bacon (1 pound makes 40 pieces), precooked slightly
Small white onions, peeled
Cherry tomatoes
Green pepper, cut into quarters or sixths, depending on pepper's size
Fresh mushrooms (large enough to skewer without cracking)

1. Marinade lamb cubes in sauce, see recipe below, for at least four hours. Drain cubes, reserving marinade. When drained from cubes, marinade may be frozen awhile for reuse.
2. Precook bacon slightly, leaving it limp enough to wrap around the cubes of meat.   Wrap bacon around lamb and alternate on skewers with other ingredients. Start and end with lamb cubes.
3. Barbecue to your taste.

Hint:  If you do not like cooked tomatoes, use a mix of red and green peppers and serve tomatoes on the side.  If you do not like undercooked onions, you can parboil these rapidly.  Another approach is to cook bacon-wrapped meat cubes on a skewer separately from the vegetables.  Just means you cannot serve each diner his or her own skewer, the traditional approach.


(Amounts listed below yield about 3 cups marinade.)

1 cup salad oil
3/4 cup soy sauce
cup Worcestershire Sauce
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
cup wine vinegar
1/3 cup sherry
2 garlic cloves, pressed
teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
2 tablespoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper

Click here to see a photo of Nancy building a shish kabob.


This recipe has been kitchen tested.

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