BBQ Shallot and Lamb Flatbreads recipe

National BBQ Week is fast approaching, running from May 25 to 31, and hopefully the sun will be shining. Why not try these kebabs, tender lamb, marinated in lemon, garlic and oregano threaded onto skewers with thick wedges of shallot?


600 g lamb leg steaks cut into bite sized pieces

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2 tbsp olive oil

1 lemon zest and juice

3 cloves garlic crushed

2 tsp dried oregano

6 shallots peeled and quartered through the root


freshly ground black pepper

To serve

6 flatbreads or wraps or pitta bread


slices of tomato and cucumber


Add the lamb to a bowl and mix together with the olive oil, lemon zest and juice, garlic and oregano. Season with a good grind of salt and pepper, stir well and cover with cling film. Leave to marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours or longer if you have time.

When you are ready to cook you need to heat a barbecue until its really hot. You can also cook these inside on a cast iron griddle, preheated on the hob until smoking-hot.

Thread the lamb and shallot quarters onto the skewers and grill for about 8-9 minutes, turning a few times so they cook evenly.

Whilst the kebabs are cooking, warm the flatbreads or pittas by wrapping them in foil and laying on the grill bars, or warming in the oven.

To serve, use a fork to pull the meat and shallot from each skewer and onto the centre of each flatbread or stuff inside a pitta. Top with a little tzatziki and a cucumber and tomato salad and tuck in.

Recipe courtesy of UK Shallots