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 red onion, peeled, finely diced

3 (6 tablespoons) fresh lime juice

3 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