Skewered Lamb with Almond-Mint Pesto

Skewered Lamb with Almond-Mint Pesto
Photo by Noel Barnhurst


  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • ¾ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 26 bamboo skewers
  • Olive oil
  • 2 ½ pounds boneless leg of lamb, excess fat trimmed
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 ¼ cups fresh mint leaves

Finely chop almonds, cheese and garlic in processor. Add 1/3 cup oil and process to form paste. Add mint and basil and process until well blended and smooth. Mix in more oil if necessary to loosen mixture. Season pesto with salt and pepper. Thread 1 strip of lamb onto each skewer. Arrange in sing...

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