“Lahm Mishwi” also known as “Shish Kabob” or “Lamb Skewers” is absolutely delicious and a dish my grandparents made often as I was growing up. The kabobs are traditionally made with leg of lamb but if you prefer beef, you may use rump roast or other lean beef. One of my favorite flavors in our lebanese kitchen was always the salad dressing, which simply consists of garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. The dressing makes the perfect marinade for the kabobs and served with yogurt and Syrian bread or pita bread is a heavenly bite from my childhood.
If you would like to know more about my grandmother’s kitchen read, “At Home: In Our Lebanese Kitchen”
People often ask which lamb is best Domestic, Australian or New Zealand. Stores in the US usually offer a choice, maybe this will help you decide. Domestic lamb tends to be larger based on diet and genetics. It is often finished on grains to add bulk which is said to make the meat slightly milder. Australian & New Zealand lamb is raised almost exclusively on a diet of grasses.