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Kabab Barg

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars

"An authentic Iranian dish featuring boneless lamb in a marinade of garlic, lime, and saffron. Serve hot with plain rice (polow or chelow) or on Middle Eastern bread."
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8 h 25 m servings 424
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Combine olive oil, lime juice, onions, garlic, saffron, salt, and pepper in a large, zip top food storage bag. Place lamb pieces in bag; seal and shake to combine. Marinate lamb, refrigerated, overnight or up to 24 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Thread marinated lamb on long, thin metal skewers. Thread whole tomatoes on another skewer. Brush lamb and tomatoes with marinade; discard remaining marinade.
  4. Grill kebabs, until lamb is cooked to your liking and tomatoes are hot and grill marked, about 5 minutes on each side. Sprinkle with sumac, if desired, before serving.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you're serving this with rice, sprinkle with ground sumac, if desired.
  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 424 calories; 33.1 10.1 21.6 75 452 Full nutrition

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This was very easy and came out great! I marinated the lamb overnight. I also used little grape tomatoes and alternated lamb and tomato on the skewer. Served with rice and a salad. My boyfrien...

I used one onion and chopped instead of grated because I was lazy. Marinated cut up chicken for two hours because that's all the time I had. Thought it tasted great. Served with grilled aspara...

I did it under the broiler since it is 10 degrees outside. I also started by broiling mushrooms then added the lamb and then the tomatoes on a foil lined baking sheet. It came out beautifully. ...

The marinade is delicious with grilled chicken breasts.