skewered spiced lamb kafta
skewered spiced lamb kafta
skewered spiced lamb kafta

Skewered Spiced Lamb Kafta


February 8, 2016

Middle Eastern flavors of cinnamon, coriander, and cardamom are the star of these lamb skewers.

  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 12 servings


4 lbs ground American lamb

1 small red onion, peeled, finely diced

3 ounces (6 tablespoons) fresh lime juice

3 bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves only, finely chopped

3/4 tsp ground coriander

3/4 tsp ground cinnamon

3/4 tsp cayenne pepper

3/4 tsp allspice

3/4 tsp cardamom

Sea or kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

12 pita bread rounds, for serving

Extra-virgin olive oil, as needed

1 tsp ground sumac


Recipe and image provided by the American Lamb Board