Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 7, Day 2


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Lamb and Vegetable Kebabs with Minted Yogurt
Summer Couscous

Cooking time:  45 minutes for menu         Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

       Reserve a bit of the pepper and zucchini when making the kebabs to use in the couscous.  If you prefer you can substitute pork or turkey for the lamb.

Lamb and Vegetable Kebabs with Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Total time: 45 minutes
   It does look nice to have the meat and vegetable on the same skewers - and you can do that if you partially pre-cook the vegetables.  I prefer to do it all on the grill, and, as the different foods have different cooking times, arranging them on the skewers accordingly.  Serve on a bed of Summer Couscous, Minted Sauce on the side.

Lamb and Vegetable Kebabs  Ingredients:


Yogurt Dipping Sauce                  Time: 5 minutes  

yogurt sauce Ingredients:


Summer Couscous

Total time: 15 minutes
   Couscous is not a grain but a tiny semolina 'pasta'.  What is normally available is a pre-cooked product to which we just add boiling water or stock... making it very quick, perfect for summer, or anytime!

Summer Couscous Ingredients:


Cooking Schedule: 45 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, whisk, small saucepan, deep, large bowl,
medium bowl, skewers, barbecue grill
Make marinade in large bowl
Cut meat, add to marinade
Soak skewers if wood
Trim mushrooms, add to marinade
Cut zucchini, add to marinade, reserve 1/4 cup
Cut pepper, add to marinade, reserve 1/4 cup
Cut onion, add to marinade
Snip all herbs
Make yogurt sauce

Light/turn on barbecue grill
Chop reserved pepper, zucchini for couscous
Put pepper, zucchini, couscous in bowl
Heat stock for couscous
Cut cherry tomatoes for couscous
Make vegetable skewers
Pour stock / couscous, peppers, zucchini, cover
Make meat skewers
Start to cook vegetable skewers
   Pause while stuff cooks
Move veg off direct heat
Start to cook meat skewers
Finish couscous, arrange on platter
Remove skewers and serve... yogurt sauce on side

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