Szechuan Lamb Skewers With Carrot Salad

Szechuan spice-crusted lamb skewers with carrot salad

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Quick lamb recipe for the bbq. Thread onto skewers, coat with a spicy chilli rub and pop on the grill. Serve with the carrot and coriander salad.



  • lamb leg steaks 500g, trimmed and cut into small cubes
  • sesame oil
  • soy sauce
  • Szechuan peppercorns 2 tsp
  • cumin seeds 2 tsp
  • chilli flakes 2 tsp
  • soft brown sugar 3 tbsp
  • lemon 1, juiced
  • 1 tbsp


  • carrots 3 large, peeled and julienned
  • spring onions 3, julienned
  • coriander a bunch, chopped
  • red chilli 1, seeded and julienned


  • Step 1

    Thread the lamb onto metal or wooden skewers soaked in water. Rub 2 tsp sesame oil and 1 tbsp of soy into the flesh. Put the peppercorns and cumin seeds in a mortar and pestle, and grind roughly. Add the chilli flakes and some sea salt, and sprinkle on the lamb. Leave until you’re ready to grill.

  • Step 2

    Mix the salad ingredients. In a smaller bowl, mix together 1 tsp sesame oil, the brown sugar, 3 tbsp soy, lemon juice and vinegar. Mix well, save a third to use as a dipping sauce for the lamb, and pour the rest over the salad and toss together.

  • Step 3

    Heat a bbq, oven grill or chargrill to hot. Grill the skewers for 2-3 minutes on each side, and serve with the extra dressing and salad.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 316
  • Fat 10.9g
  • Carbs 25.2g
  • Fibre 4.3g
  • Protein 27.2g
  • Salt 3g