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About lamb kabob
The term "kabob," sometimes spelled "kebab," describes any type of cooked meat on a skewer and is popular the world over. In the Middle East, kabobs are made with various types of grilled meat cut into cubes or ground up and formed into balls, skewered, and grilled. In China, they call this Chuan, while in the United States, we refer to it as a shish kabob. Kabobs are very popular in India as well.
In many cases, kabobs are skewered with vegetables, such as onions, peppers, and mushrooms. While they are typically grilled over a flame, kabobs can also be baked in the oven or even incorporated into stews. Historically, people have commonly used lamb or mutton in kabobs. Today, kabobs are commonly made with steak, chicken, pork, fish, goat, or even tofu. In Middle Eastern recipes, the kabob is traditionally served with rice and bread.
The lamb kabob is another popular choice. Lamb meat comes from a sheep that is less than a year old, and it has a rich, almost gamey flavor. Spring lamb is less than six months old and, while it's extremely tender, has a much milder flavor.
As with any animal, there are primal cuts and sub-primal cuts of lamb, with different qualities requiring different cooking techniques. The legs, for instance, don't make for good kabobs because the tough muscles require slow cooking or braising to become tender enough to chew. You want to find sub-primal cuts from the loin that are naturally tender and great for grilling to make kabobs. Some common cuts are:
- Sirloin: The sirloin is naturally lean and comes butchered into steaks, roasts, and kabobs. Sirloin's affordability makes it budget-friendly, too.
- Tenderloin: You'll often pay a lot more for lamb tenderloin, but the tenderness is unmatched. Even lightly seasoned tenderloin kabobs will have an amazing flavor.
- Shoulder Chops: Shoulder chops cost far less than other cuts of lamb, but they aren't often found on kabobs because of the butchering work required to produce them.
- Rib Chops: Another expensive cut from the lamb, rib chops have great flavor and natural tenderness when used for kabobs.
- Ground Lamb: Ground lamb comes from various parts of the lamb, typically the less tender areas. The grinding of the meat makes it tender, and you can mix it with diced vegetables.
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