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Grilled Lamb with Eggplant, Mint, and Feta

September 13, 2011

Lamb, Eggplant, Mint, and Feta

- Amanda

If you are both the cook and the griller in your family, you can find yourself in some hairy situations as you dash between the grill and stove trying not to burn anything. To address this issue, I decided to come up with a dinner that could be cooked entirely on the grill. These lamb skewers can brown right alongside disks of eggplant and slices of country bread. All you have to do is manage the heat on the grill -- put the lamb in the hottest spot, the eggplant in the next hottest area, and the bread off to the side -- and assemble it all on a plate with a sprinkling of mint, feta, and lemon.

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Grilled Lamb with Eggplant, Mint, and Feta

Serves 4

  • 1 1/4 pounds lamb shoulder (or other grilling cut), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper flakes
  • Salt
  • 2 medium eggplant
  • About 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 thick slices country bread
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup crumbled French feta
  • 4 lemon wedges

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Like this post? See Amanda's post from last week: Simple Fish and Corn

Photos by William Brinson

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Amanda Hesser

Written by: Amanda Hesser

Before starting Food52 with Merrill, I was a food writer and editor at the New York Times. I've written several books, including "Cooking for Mr. Latte" and "The Essential New York Times Cookbook." I played myself in "Julie & Julia" -- hope you didn't blink, or you may have missed the scene! I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Tad, and twins, Walker and Addison.


vvvanessa September 13, 2011
what an appealing presentation. i love that eggplant bed.
ChefCharlotte September 13, 2011
This looks like a delicious recipe! Yum! --Saved--

Check out my blog-- I mentioned food52!!

aargersi September 13, 2011
I could eat this every night for a month. I will get started as soon as I get back to the store!!!!