Marinate for 1 hour in the fridge the lamb and mushrooms in a bowl with the soy sauce, cider vinegar, mint jelly, canola oil, and green onions.
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 2 tbs mint jelly
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 10 large mushrooms, cut in half
- 2 green onions, minced
- cubed lamb chunks
- 1/2 pound sliced thick cut bacon, cut in half
- red bell peppers
Preheat grill or BBQ or whatever to a high heat.
Wrap the lamb with the bacon and skewer, then alternate with red pepper chunks, then mushrooms.
While cooking, keep brushing the kabobs with the marinate mix until the bacon is crisp.
Great recipe, Anna!
Since I'm greatly in spices, I would add a combo of crushed garlic & peppercorn and ginger into the vinegar-soy mixture.
for a while, Jenn didn't like me shopping at safeway with her as I would question the meat and produce people as to where everything came from. I especially hate the produce marked "product of Canada/U.S." which is it? I would recieve looks that said "what the hell does it matter?" The same with frozen Coho, I asked where it was from and they said, "the Pacific", I said what country... they said Alaska, I told em I didn't want it then, only Canadian caught Salmon thank you.
Not much problem with our fish here and where it comes from. I'm not into Super Store meat. According to their meat dept. workers (they don't seem to be called Butcher's anymore)all the fish they sell is farm fish. For the most part, I just don't shop there anyway.
My family adores lamb... my kids go berserk for it. Their absolute fave is skewered and bbq'd. Typically I just find whatever lamb is affordable, trim and cube it, and dress it with a greek marinade (lemon juice, olive oil, pepper, basil, garlic, salt). Not too strong, as you don't want to totally overpower the meat. Then we serve it with a feta sauce (desired amount of strained balkan yogurt, mix in feta and paprika to taste... I make a fairly thick sauce with lots of feta). Assorted grilled vegetables complete the meal, and help give you more vehicles for getting the feta sauce to your mouth. lol.
We do most of our grocery shopping at SOM, but the Superstore's fish are definitely not all farm fish. I don't buy Atlantic salmon period. Their selection of fish is better than any store I know of. The Superstore sells Red Snapper fillets that are second to none, very well boned and trimmed. The pink salmon at Superstore are like SOM, mainly whole, frozen fish. Sockeye, Coho, and Spring are for special events at our house because of the price.
The only time I buy lamb is if it's fresh, the frozen crap is from new zealand and we have enough farmers raising lamb in Canada that I refuse to support farmers living across the ocean.
There's also nothing wrong with choosing to support local farmers for economic and environmental reasons.
While I don't know what the "environmental reasons" might be, I certainly support local Farmers where I can. You would think shipping costs would knock the New Zealand product right out of the market but it doesn't. Every Spring I buy at least one whole lamb, cut and wrapped, from a local farmer so I know the local farmers can be competitive. I support our farmers but I'm damned if I'll subsidise them. I leave that to our government....
environmentally speaking, buying something from across the world that requires shipping and refrigeration, is irresponsible if the exact same thing is available next door minus international shipping.
Refrigeration in this day and age is not the risk it maybe once was. Many products are frozen for months before they get to the consumer. All meat products require refrigeration at some point. It is probably irresponsible to pay unnecessarily high prices when you don't have to.
of course, it's so much more responsible to support the economy and growers of a foriegn country rather than your own.
I buy all of the meat for our table and I am price conscious. Why should I buy frozen lamb from Canada at a much higher price than frozen New Zealand lamb. If the price is not a factor I buy the best quality. At equal or close to equal price and quality, I buy Canadian.