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Jamie Purviance

Greek Lamb and Artichoke Skewers with Parsley Sauce

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    Serves 6

  • Grilling Time

    6 to 8 min.

  • Prep Time

    30 min.

  • Marinating Time

    1 h

Serves 6
Grilling Time
6 to 8 min.
Prep Time
30 min.
Marinating Time
1 h

the Ingredients

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  • 60 milliliters extra-virgin olive oil
  • Finely grated zest of 1 large lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 910 grams boneless leg of lamb, trimmed of any excess fat and sinew, cut into 2.5-centimeter cubes
  • 1 bag (340 grams) frozen quartered artichoke hearts, thawed


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons whole fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges (optional)
  • Cooked rice (optional)

Special Equipment

  • 12 metal or bamboo cocktail skewers


  • 01 In a large bowl whisk the marinade ingredients. Add the lamb and artichoke hearts and turn to coat thoroughly. Cover and let marinate at room temperature for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • 02 If using bamboo cocktail skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes.
  • 03 Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (180º to 230ºC).
  • 04 In a small bowl whisk the sauce ingredients until smooth and emulsified. Set aside at room temperature until ready to serve.
  • 05 Thread the lamb and artichokes onto skewers, beginning and ending with an artichoke piece and with at least two pieces of lamb together wherever possible (this will keep the meat juicy). Discard the marinade.
  • 06 Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the skewers over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until well marked and medium rare, 6 to 8 minutes, turning once. Transfer the skewers to a platter and drizzle with the sauce. Top with the whole parsley leaves and serve immediately with lemon wedges and rice, if desired.

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