Rosemary and garlic lamb skewers recipe

(25 ratings)

Triple tested: Tender, juicy lamb - a tasty alternative to sausages or burgers and it's surprisingly cheap too. Brought to you by Essentials magazine

  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins plus 1 hour marinating time
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories290 Kcal15%
Fat18 g26%
Saturated Fat6 g30%

Triple tested: Tender, juicy lamb - a tasty alternative to sausages or burgers and it's surprisingly cheap too. Brought to you by Essentials magazine


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  • 750g boneless lamb shoulder, cut in 4cm cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1tbsp rosemary, leaves only, chopped
  • 4tbsp olive oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • for minty tzatziki
  • 200g natural yogurt
  • Cucumber, peeled, deseeded and grated
  • Small handful mint, chopped
  • 1⁄2tsp ground cumin




  1. Mix the lamb with the garlic, rosemary, oil and lemon zest and leave to marinate for 1 hr or overnight .
  2. When ready to cook, season the meat with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Thread onto metal skewers and griddle on a hot BBQ for 5-6 mins (for medium rare), rotating occasionally until slightly charred on all sides. Cover
    with foil and rest for 5 mins.
  3. For the tzatziki, combine all the ingredients, season to taste and serve with the hot lamb.
Top Tip for making Rosemary and garlic lamb skewers

Leftover cooked lamb will keep for up to two days. Wrap well and leave in the fridge. Use to make a tomato-based curry.

Rosemary Shrager
Celebrity chef and TV presenter

From 1998 to 2002, Rosemary started her chef journey at Amhunnsuidhe castle and enrolled in a cookery course, and published her first official cookbook in this period. With a passion and drive to make a name in the cooking industry, Rosemary's TV career took off when she hosted her own cookery series called 'Rosemary Shrager School for Cooks', where ten contestants competed for the opportunity to work in a Michelin star restaurant. Soon after this, she made appearances in The Girls of Hedsor Hall, Royal Upstairs Downstairs, What's Cooking?, The Real Marigold Hotel, Chopping Block, Culinary Genius as well as being a contestant on one of Britain's favourite shows I'm A  Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. If you want to try some of Rosemary's homely and delicious recipes, check out our Rosemary Shrager recipes.