'Signature' Lamb Skewers & Couscous

Recipe Date:
November 5, 2015
Cook Time:
00:45:00
Difficulty:
Easy
Measurements:
Imperial (US)
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Lamb tips, cubed (e.g. from shoulder)
  • 2 tbsps Vina Robles Signature
  • 4 tbsps Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt & cracked, black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds, crushed
  • 16 Skewers (each approx. 5 inches long)
  • 3 1/2 cups Water, salted
  • 1 each Red pepper, zucchini & onion, diced
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes
  • 3 cups Couscous (whole grain or regular)
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro, coarsely chopped
Directions
  1. Open a bottle of Vina Robles Signature, and pour yourself a glass!
  2. In a bowl, combine meat, red wine, half of the olive oil, and all the spices. Cover and let marinade for approximately 30 minutes, then thread the lamb cubes onto skewers.
  3. In a large pan, bring the salted water to a boil. Add the rest of the olive oil, diced red peppers, zucchini, onion, and cherry tomatoes and let simmer for a minute. Add couscous, cover, and turn heat off.
  4. In the meantime, BBQ the lamb skewers over medium to high heat for approximately 6 to 8 minutes (medium recommended). Mix couscous and add cilantro.
  5. Serve skewers over couscous on warm plates. Enjoy with the rest of the Signature! 

Hints

  • Substitute lamb tips with beef tips.
  • Easy Mint Sauce: mix together 1 cup plain yogurt, 2 tbsp chopped mint leaves, and season with salt & pepper.