Sardinian Lamb Kabobs Over Couscous Recipe

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Margie Published: April 8, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Sardinian Lamb Kabobs Over Couscous

These lamb kabobs makes a filling meal, brimming with tangy and herby flavors, grilled to smoky perfection, and served over tomato-simmered couscous!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 1cuppine nuts
  • lbsleg of lamb,boneless
  • 8tbspolive oil
  • 2tspdried thyme
  • 4tbsplemon juice
  • 1onion
  • 1small cauliflower head,(about 1¼ lbs)
  • 4garlic cloves
  • 2tspsalt
  • ¼tspsaffron,optional
  • ¾tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 1cuptomatoes in thick puree,canned, crushed
  • cupschicken broth,canned, low sodium
  • ½cupcurrants
  • cupscouscous
  • ¼cupfresh parsley,chopped


  1. In a small frying pan, toast the pine nuts over moderately low heat, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes, until golden brown.

  2. Light the grill or heat the broiler.

  3. In a glass dish or stainless-steel pan, combine the lamb, 6 tablespoons of the oil, the thyme and 3 tablespoons of the lemon juice.

  4. In a large frying pan, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil over moderate heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until starting to brown.

  5. Add the cauliflower, garlic and ¼ teaspoon of the salt and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until the cauliflower is golden. Add the saffron, if using, 1¼ teaspoons of the salt, ½ teaspoon of the pepper, the tomatoes, broth, and currants.

  6. Simmer for about 5 minutes, until the cauliflower is tender. Stir in the couscous and parsley. Bring to a simmer.

  7. Cover, remove from the heat, and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir in the pine nuts and the remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice.

  8. Put the lamb on skewers. Sprinkle the kabobs with the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper.

  9. Grill or broil the kabobs, turning and basting with the marinade, for 6 to 8 minutes for medium rare, until the lamb is cooked to taste.

  10. Serve the skewers on the couscous, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 1201.81kcal
  • Fat: 76.76g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.51g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 36.82g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 16.80g
  • Carbohydrates: 82.33g
  • Fiber: 8.58g
  • Sugar: 19.01g
  • Protein: 50.10g
  • Cholesterol: 118.82mg
  • Sodium: 1340.78mg
  • Calcium: 103.05mg
  • Potassium: 1411.89mg
  • Iron: 7.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 34.65µg
  • Vitamin C: 52.78mg
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