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Lamb Loin Marinated in Guinness and Clover Honey

Roasted Leg of American Lamb with Marinated Tomatoes and Herb Bread Crumbs

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Pomegranate Marinated Lamb Skewers with Persimmon Chutney

Lamb Empadillas

Pomegranate Marinated Lamb Skewers with Persimmon Chutney


  • 4 pounds American Lamb loin, trimmed of fat and tissue, sliced into pieces 2 to 3 inches long and 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup pomegranate molasses*
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds, toasted and ground**
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 24 skewers, each approximately 5-inches long
  • Persimmon Chutney
  • 6 Fuyu (Asian) persimmons, peeled, halved and cut into thin wedges
  • 1-1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 lemons, halved, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced paper thin
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 piece star anise
  • 2 whole cloves
  • Nutrition information per serving,  343 calories; 24 g protein; 42 g carbohydrate; 9 g fat; 688 mg sodium; 79 mg cholesterol; 6 mg niacin; 0.16 mg vitamin B6; 1 mcg vitamin B12; 3 mg iron; 4 mg zinc.

    For the Lamb: Combine lemon juice, pomegranate molasses, cumin, salt and pepper; pour over lamb slices in large bowl and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate while preparing chutney. Remove lamb from marinade. Weave 2 or 3 pieces of lamb on each skewer, pushing it to the tip of the skewer to avoid burning. Broil or grill the skewers, about 5 to 6 inches from heat source, 2 t0 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Place skewers on a platter and serve with Persimmon Chutney in a bowl for dipping.

    For the Chutney: Combine all ingredients in 3-quart saucepan. Simmer over medium-low heat for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour or until mixture is thickened to the consistency of a relish. Let cool before serving (chutney will thicken more upon cooling).

    **Toast cumin seeds in a 325 degree F oven about 5 minutes; grind in blender. *Pomegranate molasses may be purchased in Middle Eastern and specialty food stores.