I love all kinds of foods, and all different types of ethnic foods, but my favorites are the foods from the Mediterranean. They are very comforting foods to me. I can just close my eyes and within seconds I am whisked away to the turquoise blue waters and the warm sunshine of the Mediterranean region. With tonight’s meal of lamb kebabs marinated in a balsamic vinaigrette, vegetable kebabs in a pesto sauce, cous cous, and pita bread with hummus, I felt like I was dining at a little outside bistro in either Santorini or Mykonos. I make my own sauces, however, you can use whatever store bought brands you like just as well. Our wine choice for the evening was a bold Crimson Ternion, to really bring out the bold flavors of the lamb.
After dinner, reality hit, and I was home once again, where it was snowing in Colorado. C’est la vie. At least my imagination allowed me a little mini vacation and a Mediterranean escape for time enough to enjoy my meal.
My kebabs before cooking.
The end result.
I cubed the lamb and marinated for several hours before skewering. A lot of people don’t like lamb because it has a very strong taste, almost a gamey taste, like elk or venison. But if you marinate in something acidic for a few hours, most of those heavy flavors dissipate and the meat is also gets tenderized. Your end results will be a very tender, mildly flavored meat. YUM! Enjoy!