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Spicy Sous Vide Lamb Kebabs Recipe

If you like lamb then these kebabs are for you. Cooking the lamb leg via sous vide for 18 to 36 hours results in super-tender meat. With a quick cook on the grill to finish off the vegetables the lamb should stay very moist. The spices in the lamb are pretty traditional but you can substitute anything you prefer. This recipe is great when served with some saffron rice, Tzatziki sauce, and a simple side salad.

This recipe is from our book Sous Vide Grilling. For more sous vide recipes and cooking tips you can read that book or our comprehensive Beginning Sous Vide. We also have many more cooking times available on our iPhone and Android App and sous vide thickness iPhone app.

Spicy Sous Vide Lamb Kebabs

By Jason Logsdon
Published: May 05, 2011
Time: 18 to 36 Hours (why the range?)
Temperature: 131°F / 55°C
Serves: 4 to 6 People
Prep time: 30 Minutes

Spicy Sous Vide Lamb Kebabs Ingredients

For the Lamb
1 ½ pounds leg of lamb, cut into 1" cubes
2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh mint, chopped
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon paprika powder
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon chipotle chile pepper
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

For the Vegetables
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 pint pearl onions
1 pint baby bella mushrooms, de-stemmed

Spicy Sous Vide Lamb Kebabs Directions

Pre-Bath

Preheat the water bath to 131°F / 55°C.

Mix together the lamb and all of the seasonings. Place in the sous vide pouches and cook for 18 to 36 hours.

Finishing the Spicy Sous Vide Lamb Kebabs

Heat a grill to high-heat. You won't be cooking the meat long on it, just searing it, so use the hottest setting.

Take the lamb cubes out of the water bath and remove them from the pouches. Pat them dry with a paper towel or dish cloth.

Skewer the lamb cubes and vegetables, alternating between them.

Cook the kebabs on the grill until the tomatoes begin to burst, turning at least once or twice. Remove from the heat and serve.


This recipe is from our book Sous Vide Grilling. For more sous vide recipes and cooking tips you can read that book or our comprehensive Beginning Sous Vide. We also have many more cooking times available on our iPhone and Android App and sous vide thickness iPhone app.

Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rexipe/826991105
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