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Grilled Greek Lamb Skewers

Whole30-friendly and paleo marinated grilled greek lamb skewers are so flavorful and delicious, and perfect for the summer!

Paleo Grilled Greek Lamb Skewers

What is it about food on sticks that makes them so darn fun and yummy? Grilling season is in full swing, and I’m enjoying every bit of it because I love grilling and it adds so much flavor! If you agree, you need to keep reading because you’ll absolutely love this recipe.

I’m a huge fan of lamb, and it’s what I usually get at a restaurant if it’s an option. It’s just so flavorful and feels fancy, but in reality, it’s actually very easy to cook at home and quite forgiving and still tender if you end up overcooking it a bit. One of the newer Trader Joe’s products is grass fed lamb, so we’ve been enjoying it more often than usual and the husband and I have been loving it. And our recent favorite way to cook lamb is this grilled Greek lamb skewers!

Paleo Grilled Greek Lamb Skewers

The Greek marinade is what really makes this recipe shine because it’s just so flavorful with a salty, lemony punch. I highly recommend you marinate overnight because it truly makes a difference! I plan to keep this recipe in my weekly rotation, because we honestly couldn’t get enough.

You can use any veggies (or none at all) for this recipe that are appropriate for grilling. Zucchini, bell peppers, and onions are some of my favorites, but eggplants, tomatoes, or anything else that’s hardy enough to withstand direct heat from the grill can work.

Don’t have a grill? Try broiling it! All these Greek lamb skewers needs is a hot, direct heat for a short time, and it’ll be cooked in no time. Hope you bookmark this one to make this summer because it’s definitely a winner!

Paleo Grilled Greek Lamb SkewersPaleo Grilled Greek Lamb Skewers

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Grilled Greek Lamb Skewers
 
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Marinade
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
Lamb Skewers
  • 1 lb lamb leg steak, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • Vegetables for grilling (zucchini, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, eggplant, mushrooms, etc
  • Metal or bamboo skewers
  • Lemon juice
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the marinade and and whisk together.
  2. Place lamb pieces in a ziplock bag and pour the marinade over the meat. Massage the meat so it's coated with the marinade evenly.
  3. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to overnight.
  4. If using bamboo skewers, soak in water 30 minutes before cooking.
  5. Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
  6. Cut vegetables into bit sized pieces.
  7. Thread the vegetables and marinated lamb pieces onto the skewers, alternating between the two. Pour the leftover marinade over the skewers so the vegetable are coated with the marinade
  8. Cook on the grill for 3 minutes on each side until the lamb is cooked through, about 9-12 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with lemon juice before serving.

Grilled Greek Lamb Skewers (Paleo, Gluten Free, Whole30)

Thai Green Curry Lamb Loin Chops

curry lamb

I feel like I’m finally back to my normal self after my trip to NYC. I know it was almost a week ago, but as someone recovering from stress, digestive, and hypothyroid issues, my body takes a hard hit when I travel with little rest, especially to a different time zone. I’m finally feeling good after sleeping a lot, eating home cooked meals, and giving my body the time and space to rest.

Speaking of home cooked meals, you NEED to make this lamb recipe! I saw these lamb loin chops at the Costco the other day and they looked so good, with awesome marbling. It’s my first time cooking lamb loin chops and I’m so pleased to report that they turned out sooooo delicious.

curry lamb

curry lamb

curry lamb

By the way, if you can’t find high quality, grass fed meat at the grocery store, lamb is your safest choice. Because there’s less demand, lamb business is far less industrialized than that of beef or chicken, and they are less likely to experience the confined factory farm conditions other animals do. This is why if lamb is a choice on a menu at a restaurant and it’s not clear where they source their meat, I tend to choose a lamb dish.

curry lamb

Anyway, back to the dish! Did I mention that you should make this? There’s something amazing about the combination of spicy curry and the gaminess of the lamb. The flavors meld together so well and this dish tastes like what you would get at a restaurant. These lamb loin chops are so tender and juicy and I love that it only takes 10 minutes in the oven. Enjoy with a side of veggies and rice or cauliflower rice!

curry lamb

curry lamb

curry lamb

Thai Green Curry Lamb Loin Chops
 
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  • 2 tablespoons Thai green curry paste
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1-inch piece ginger root
  • ⅓ cup packed fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos or gluten free tamari sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • Eight 1-inch thick lamb loin chops (about 2 lbs)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients except the lamb and coconut oil in a food processor and pulse until a thick paste is formed.
  2. Lay out the lamb in a single layer on a shallow dish and pour the sauce over the lamb.
  3. Thoroughly coat the lamb with the sauce, massaging the paste into the flesh for a minute or so.
  4. Let marinate at room temperature for 30-60 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  6. Heat coconut oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium high heat.
  7. Add the lamb and cook until browned, 2 minutes on each side.
  8. Transfer the skillet into the oven and cook for 10 minutes, or until the lamb reaches an internal temperature of 130 degrees F for medium rare.
  9. Take out of the oven and let the lamb rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Paleo Whole30 Thai Green Curry Lamb Loin Chops

How to Save the Fat from Bone Broth

How to Save the Fat from Bone Broth

Are you making bone broth yet?

Well, it’s something you should look into if you haven’t. Packed full of amino acids, gut healing nutrients, and minerals like magnesium, potassium, and calcium, it’s crazy beneficial for your bone health, digestion, and even contains anti-inflammatory components. Plus, when you make it at home instead of buying it, you save SO much money and you have all the control over the quality of ingredients.

My favorite way to make bone broth is with the slow cooker method. When using bones from animals with higher fat content like beef, lamb, or pork, you’ll notice that you get a good amount of fat in the broth. I love fat, but I usually don’t like to drink it in my broth. One way to deal with this is to place the broth in the fridge overnight. As the broth chills, the fat rises to the top and hardens, making it easy to skim it off with a spoon or a spatula.

How to Save the Fat from Bone Broth

I like to save the skimmed fat from the broth in a separate container because there’s no way I’m throwing away something so nutritious that gives us sustainable, nourishing energy.

However, the fat in this form is hard to use in cooking, and it goes bad quickly because the moisture content is still high from the broth. To make it last longer and to use it as a cooking oil without having it splatter everywhere, you have to cook off the moisture. You can do this on the stove top, but if you know me at all, you know I like to use the slow cooker.

Depending on how much fat comes out of the broth, I usually save it in the freezer until I have enough (usually after 2-3 batches of bone broth). And once I do, I defrost it in the fridge then throw it all in the slow cooker.

How to Save the Fat from Bone Broth

Leaving the lid slightly ajar, I cook it on low for 5-6 hours so all the liquid moisture can cook off. Afterwards you are left with just the delicious fat that you can use for frying, stir-frying, and baking. One of the added benefits of animal fats is that they are highly saturated so they can be used safely in high heat cooking.

How to Save the Fat from Bone Broth

Pour into a glass jar, and once it cools, screw on the lid and store in the fridge. It’ll harden, and turn beautifully creamy and white. With this method, it’ll keep for months in the fridge!

How to Save the Fat from Bone Broth

How to Save the Fat from Bone Broth

 How to Save the Fat from Bone Broth

How to Save the Fat from Bone Broth
 
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  1. After making bone broth, place the broth in a large pot or container and place in the fridge overnight or at least 5 hours.
  2. As the broth chills, the fat will float to the top and harden. Skim off the fat with a spoon or a spatula. Don't worry if there are bone bits and some broth attached to the fat,.
  3. Save the fat in the freezer until you have at least a cup of fat to render (about 2-3 batches of bone broth).
  4. If your fat is frozen, defrost in the refrigerator.
  5. Place all the fat in the slow cooker, set it on low for 6 hrs. Leave the lid slightly ajar so the liquid can cook off and evaporate.
  6. Once finished, double up a cheesecloth over a funnel to strain into a glass jar.
  7. Let it cool to room temperature completely before screwing on the lid and storing in the fridge.**
Notes
**It's important to keep the lid off until the fat is completely cooled to avoid any moisture that may cause the fat to go bad quickly.

How to Save the Fat from Bone Broth - Paleo Gluten Free Whole30