I'm very curious, this recipe seems familiar to me for some reason...

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  1. kaneohegirlinaz

    kaneohegirlinaz

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    Our Niece gave me this recipe, but I don't know what it's called?

    Could someone help out?
    • 1# boneless leg of Lamb - to that in a blender add:
    • 1/3 C. each:
    • fresh Ginger, minced
    • Olive Oil
    • freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
    • 1/8 C. Onion, minced
    • 1 1/2 Tbsp Honey
    • 1 Tbsp ground Coriander
    • 1 1/2 tsp Garlic, minced
    • 1 1/2 tsp Salt 1 tsp ground Cumin
    • 1/8 tsp Cayenne
    • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
    Combine at high speed for 2 minutes

    Pour over meat and marinade for 12 hours

    Broil or Grill to desired doneness

    I'm thinking, Gyros - ish?

    Make up Kebabs on the grill, some warm Pita, char-broiled veggies,

    some diced Tomatoes, maybe some leafy greens and Tzatziki for mine!

    Mahalo (thank you) in advance
     
  2. boar_d_laze

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    "Gyros" is one name describing packed, sliced and/or ground meat formed around a spit, and cooked on a rotisserie, it's not a particular dish.  In fact, some people would insist that "gyros" (and it's linguistic variants) should be restricted to a particular sort of vertical rotisserie.

    Very generally, your recipe is quite typical of "kebab cuisine."  Understand that the general preparation and style of spicing is common around the Eastern Med, the Maghreb, throughout the middle east, Iran, Afghanistan, parts of the sub-continent, just about anywhere the Moguls or Turks ever controlled, etc., so there are many suitable and correct names.

    Your particular recipe would probably be equally good with beef, lamb or a mixture. 

    No matter which meat was used, kefta would be one good name and luleh another.

    Hope this helps,

    BDL 
     
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  3. kaneohegirlinaz

    kaneohegirlinaz

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    ooohh, okay, that makes alot of since BDL, thank you

    i lost my tzatziki (did i spell that right?) recipe

    might someone have a favored one on hand?
     
  4. kaneohegirlinaz

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    ... and this is how my Niece's recipe for what she calls Ginger Lamb came out

    I skewered the meat, grilled it along with some sweet Red Peppers, sweet Onions and Zucchini

    made a killer batch of tzatiki using store bought "Greek style yogurt", minced Garlic,

    Dill, Oregano, S&P and a beautiful grated, seedless Hot House English Cucumber

    so what if my husband didn't like it, I did and I ate it for about three days!!