Grilled Lamb and Fig Skewers with Mint Pepper Glaze

Here’s a kebab recipe for your next barbecue – grilled skewers of lamb and fresh figs with a sweet, spicy, minty glaze. The subtle sweet flavor of grilled figs is so delicious with the charred rich grilled lamb. The glaze takes it over the top.

5 from 4 reviews

An outstanding dish for the grill, with exciting Middle Eastern flavors.




  1. Make The Glaze: In small saucepan combine apricot preserves, vinegar, red pepper flakes and lemon zest. Bring to boil and then lower to a simmer and cook gently, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 minutes, until thickened and jammy. Remove from heat and set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes. Stir in the mint.
  2. Preheat The Grill to Medium High
  3. Season the Lamb: In a large bowl, gently toss lamb cubes and figs with olive oil, garlic, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper. Thread lamb cubes, figs and scallions onto skewers.
  4. Grill Lamb Skewers: Arrange skewers on the grill. Cook for four minutes with the grill cover closed. Brush generously with glaze and turn. Grill for 3 minutes more with the cover closed. Brush generously with glaze and turn. Grill for 30 seconds more, uncovered, for medium rare. (Lamb will be slightly underdone but will continue to cook after being removed from grill)
  5. Serve kebabs with extra mint sprinkled on top.