Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tastefully Tueday...

I love summer and all the wonderful fresh veggies it brings, but sometimes the fresh fruit gets overlooked, especially on the barbeque.  Today's recipe is great for those cooler days, its a little more filling than a salad but still light with a bright summer flavor.  This great recipe comes from Kitchen Daily, a great place to find all sorts of inspiration and fun new things to try.

North African Orange & Lamb Kebabs

1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh parsley leaves
3 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 pound lean leg of lamb, trimmed of fat and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 seedless oranges, unpeeled, quartered and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1. Preheat grill to high.

2. Combine cilantro, parsley, garlic, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper in a food processor; process until the herbs are finely chopped. Add yogurt and lemon juice; process until smooth. Scrape into a medium bowl, add lamb and toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

3. Thread lamb and orange slices alternately onto 8 skewers. Discard marinade.

4. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the kebabs, turning occasionally, until cooked to desired doneness, 7 to 10 minutes for medium-rare. Serve immediately.

To oil a grill rack: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

To grill with wooden skewers: Wrap the exposed parts with foil to keep them from burning. (Contrary to conventional wisdom, soaking skewers in water doesn't protect them.)

$0.50 off when you buy 8 cups any variety Yoplait® Yogurt

Today's no cook idea is from Longhorn Steakhouse.  You can print a coupon for a $4.00 discount when you purchase 2 adult entrees, the coupon expires on June 17, 2011 so be sure to act quickly for this deal.  They also have the option to get a free appitizer when you join their Longhorn Club and sign up to recieve their emails.

Hope you are all having a great Tuesday!



  1. What an interesting group of ingredients.
    Happy 25th Anniversary to you and the Mr!!

  2. That picture makes this recipe look amazing! Hope you are enjoying your anniversary! Have a great day!

  3. Hopping over from Bernie's! Happy Anniversary!!! 25 years is awesome!!!

  4. Those kebabs love gorgeous! If only I could cook...

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Wow! 25 years! That's fantastic! Hope you're both enjoying your special day :-)

    PS. You do know you could've committed murder and been out on parole by now, don't you?

    Just saying... ;-)

  5. this looks so good it is making my mouth water!

  6. Those Kebabs sound delicious!

    AAAAAAAAAAND: Happy Anniversary!!! :D


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