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Mongolian Lamb Skewers - A takeaway classic in finger form

These Mongolian Lamb Skewers transform a take away classic into a fun and delicious party dish. Sweet, salty and packed with flavour these grilled lamb skewers are sure to be a hit!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Marinating time1 hr
Total Time10 mins
Course: Party Food
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 20 skewers
Calories: 28kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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  • 20 mini skewers soaked in water
  • 1/2 lb lamb loin (or leg steaks)

Marinade ingredients

  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil

For the glaze

  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey

To serve

  • 1 lime cut into small wedges


  • Cut the lamb into bite size chunks and set to one side.
  • Mix the marinade ingredients together until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Add the lamb, then ¬†cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to overnight.
  • Remove the lamb from the marinade and thread each cube onto a skewer.
  • Mix the oyster sauce and honey together and lightly coat the lamb skewers with the glaze.

To cook on the grill

  • Heat the grill up with a high heat and then grill the lamb kebabs for 2 minutes on each side until charred and golden but still medium rare in the middle. ¬†(Or cook for longer if you do not like pink meat)

To cook under the broiler.

  • Pre-heat the broiler on high.
  • Line a baking sheet with tin foil and place a wire rack on top.
  • Adjust the broiler/oven rack so it is 3" from the heat source.
  • Broil the skewers for 3 minutes then turn and broil for 2 further minutes.
  • To serve.
  • Pile them high and serve with lime wedges and dipping sauce of your choice.


Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 36mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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