Chipotle Grape Lamb Skewers – Lamb GIVEAWAY!

In an ideal world, everyone would eat Lamb.  It would be the first meat of choice that people grabbed for.  We tend to to be repeat buyers stuck in the beef and chicken section of the market…. If only we explored our options.  I’m a HUGE CRAZY LAMB LOVER and am always surprised by the people around me who don’t eat lamb so much or have never tasted it at all.  These words send me into action, I immediately jump on my soap box and tell them how much they are missing out on, and to be ready to become fanatical.  I can’t help it, I utterly enjoy turning people on to deliciousness.

Take these Chipotle Grape Lamb Skewers for example….. My fiance’s mom is an older Mexican woman who has never cooked with Lamb.  Why?  She’s scared of it?  Not experimental?  Not really exposed to lamb dishes?  Who knows.  It could be any of these reasons.  I recently made these Lamb skewers and offer her some.  What do you think happened?  She went NUTS COOCOO bananas over them.  Asking a trillion questions about the preparation and what I used in the marinade.  I guarantee you she went out and bought some Lamb that night to make her own skewers.  My job was done here.

Ingredients for Chipotle Grape Lamb Skewers:

3 – pounds of Cedar Springs Butterflied Leg of Lamb (Chopped into 1 1/2 inch cubes)

3 – tablespoons of basil olive oil

2 – lemons (juiced)

1 – onion sliced

1 1/2 – tablespoons of chipotle powder

1 1/2 – cups pinot grigio

2 – cups Melissa’s Produce Muscato Green Grapes (smashed)

4 – garlic cloves (peeled and smashed)

2 – teaspoons of salt

15 to 20 bar-b-que skewers


Start by cutting your lamb into 1 1/2 inch cubes.  Place in a bowl.

In a another bowl add grapes and smash put to pop grapes. Place to the side.


Now add all ingredients to Lamb chunks, and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to marinate in the fridge overnight.

1 hour before you are ready to grill…. soak skewers in water for at least 20 minutes.

Then remove lamb from fridge and skewer 4 chunks of meat per skewer. Once all skewers are prepared….Toss them on the grill.

Grill on each side for 4 to 5 minutes….. Heaven!

 Do you want to grill some Lamb?

This giveaway is now closed!

Rules for the giveaway:

Leave a comment below letting me know how you like to eat lamb or if you have never tried it, tell me why.

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Tweet:  I just entered to WIN a butterflied leg of lamb @PresleysPantry !  Wanna win one? Enter here!

You can have up to 4 total entries each; however, please note that you have to comment back and let me know which of the actions you took, so that I can keep track of them.

Open to U.S. Residents only.  No PO Boxes, please. Must be 18 years or older to enter.  Contest ends August 17th, 2012 at 11:59 PM, PST and one winner  will be randomly chosen from all entries through

Congrats to Liz Serna…. she is the winner. 

Disclosure: I was provided with Lamb by Cedar Springs to aid this recipe and giveaway to a reader. Melissa’s Produce also provided me with grapes. The combo of these two were heavenly.
Photos by Mando Lopez
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14 Responses to Chipotle Grape Lamb Skewers – Lamb GIVEAWAY!

  1. RDKSF says:

    My first ever gourmet meal was a rack of lamb. I paid for it in college and ever since I held lamb as my meal I cook when I want to treat myself. Lobster doesn’t hold a candle to a medium rare lamb chop. My favorite way to eat lamb is the french way. Marinate it in shallots and garlic. I sear it on both sides and then top it off at the end with a compound butter. let that sucker melt. Coupled with some rainbow carrots and I am off to my special meal. Lamb is the end all in my book. I also try to order it at a restaurant and when asked how i would like it. I always say ” I will leave that up to the chef “. Why not have a little surprise and taste something new on an old favorite.

  2. Love lamb! My absolute fave is grilled lamb rib chops – I’ve loved them ever since I was a kid.

  3. Lamb is my favorite meat, but I have guilt about it. That sentence epitomizes passive-aggressive.

  4. Valentina says:

    Nicole, I love the addition of the grapes! Brilliant!

    • Angleica Presley says:

      I love lamb! From the eyeballs to the leg. My Mexican grandma use to scoop out the cooked eyeballs and feed it to me with a spoon when I was a tot. Now -a-days, I just stick to leg of lamb. A grocer told us to cook it in olive oil/butter, lemon juice, salt/pepper and Rosemary. We have Rosemary growing out front and my husband Robert cuts me plenty to put in the brioling pan withtheother ingredients. It makes the whole lamb so savory. I like to prepare leg of lam for Easter instead of the taditional ham.

  5. Liz Serna says:

    I’ve never tried lamb. This recipe looks delicious!

  6. I liked your facebook page (surprised I hadn’t already), followed you on twitter (follow back yo) and tweeted. Looks YUMMY!

  7. Caryn B says:

    I have never thought to use grapes for a more savory dish. I like it! : )

  8. MANDA says:

    I grew up on a farm and raised sheep so I had some lamb then. (and have a healthy respect for my food as well:) )

    Great giveaway!

  9. MANDA says:

    Like you on FB!

  10. MANDA says:

    Follow you on twitter!

  11. Geez Louise! says:

    Delicious! Just linked up on this one… Aren’t these the best grapes EVER???

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