First of all, apologies for my absence and not responding to previous comments.
The last few weeks have been very hard. My husband has been very poorly and was finally admitted to hospital on Monday last week. He did get home yesterday, but is extremely weak. It will be a long slow road to his recovery.
On top of that, I've got pneumonia and feel SO rough at the moment and little Oliver is now full of the snots. I can't lie down as breathing is almost impossible and the coughing unbearable.....so may as well do a middle of the night blog post and catch up a bit...
Garlic and Honey Marinated Lavender Lamb Kebabs
Gosh. That was a bit of a mouthful for a blog post title !
Saying that, I've eaten this twice for dinner in the couple of weeks and thoroughly enjoyed it.
There really is not much to this, and it could be easily scaled up to suit several people. There are no specific quantities ! It's makes an easy, quick and tasty meal.
some sprigs of lavender from the garden (can substitute with rosemary)
Put the diced lamb in a non reactive bowl (such as glass). Add a good squeeze of lemon juice and a crushed garlic clove and approx 2 teaspoons of honey. I'd suggest this for one serving - so you'll likely need more of everything to scale up the recipe.
Give it a stir and leave (covered with cling film) for at least 1 hour to marinate.
Thread the marinated diced lamb pieces on to the lavender sprigs (or rosemary stalks with leaves removed). The flavour from the lavender or rosemary really infuses through the meat.
Put on a baking tray and drizzle with about 1/2 teaspoon more honey per skewer. I'd suggest two skewers per person (perhaps just one if serving with pitta bread and salad)
Grill in a halogen oven at about 230deg C on the top rack for approx 12 > 14 mins, turning once during cooking until a lovely golden brown.
I ate this with a fresh fig, drizzled with 1/2 tsp of honey and some diced cucumber in a tablespoon of Greek yoghurt with some chopped red chilli.
Here is my little cake tester about 2 weeks ago, wearing his new chef's outfit....
Oliver hard at work making chocolate krispie treats !
Sarah-Jane Nash, October 2011