Armenian Shish Kabob


Mouth watering BBQ/grilled lamb or beef with veggies and spices. Serve with rice pilaf and pita bread.

close up view of Shish Kabobs on a grill on a deck
Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
18 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 1 hrs 18 mins
6 servings


  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon dry white wine

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • teaspoon dried oregano

  • teaspoon dried rosemary leaves

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 pounds boneless leg of lamb, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes

  • 2 large onions, peeled, cut into 8 wedges each

  • 2 large green bell peppers, cut into 8 wedges each

  • 12 mushrooms, stems removed

  • 2 large tomatoes, cut into 8 wedges


  1. Stir together olive oil, lemon juice, wine, and garlic; season with salt, pepper, oregano, rosemary, and bay leaf. Toss lamb with marinade until evenly combined, then pour into a resealable plastic bag, and marinate in refrigerator at least 24 hours.

  2. Position oven rack to its top setting and set oven to broil.

  3. Remove lamb from marinade and thread onto metal skewers; reserve marinade. Thread onion wedges, green peppers, and mushrooms onto separate metal skewers. Brush vegetables with reserved marinade.

  4. Broil the skewers on a broiler pan, turning frequently. Cook onions for 12 minutes, lamb for 10 minutes, green pepper for 7 minutes, and the mushrooms for 3 minutes. Remove from oven, and allow to cool until cool enough to handle.

  5. Remove skewers from ingredients and set aside. Reassemble skewers, alternating lamb, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Place onto broiler pan and brush again with marinade. Discard remaining marinade.

  6. Broil skewers again to finish cooking, turning frequently until the lamb is medium-rare and the vegetables begin to blacken in spots, 5 to 7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

384 Calories
29g Fat
12g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 384
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 59mg 295%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 648mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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