Cook something – Quick Sticks Doner

Quantities given are for 2 servings


  • 300 g deboned lamb shoulder (sliced into 2mm slithers)
  • ¹⁄₂ tbsp fresh oregano (chopped)
  • ¹⁄₂ tbsp fresh thyme (chopped)
  • ¹⁄₂ tbsp sumac
  • ¹⁄₄ medium red onion (peeled and cut into chunks)
  • ¹⁄₄ cup double thick yoghurt
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • ¹⁄₂ tsp salt
  • ¹⁄₄ tsp pepper


  1. For this recipe you will need 2 large, thick bamboo skewers.
  2. Place the oregano, thyme, sumac, onion, yoghurt, oil, saltand pepper in a food processor and whizz them into a smooth paste.
  3. Cover the lamb slices in the paste and mix it well before leaving them in the fridge for an hour or two to infuse.
  4. While the lamb is marinating, fire up your BBQ (you can do this on a griddle pan or hot pan too).
  5. Skewer the lamb onto the skewers, packing each piece as tightly as possible.
  6. Place the skewers on the hottest part of the fire to get as much char action as possible. Five minutes a side should do it.
  7. If you want them cooked all the way through, pop them in the oven at 200 for another 5 – 10 minutes after direct grilling, or put them to the side of the hot coals and leave them in the Weber for 10 minutes with the lid on.
  8. To check how pink they are, use your fingers or the tongs to pull the meat slices apart. You should be able to see all the way to the skewer.
  9. When they’ve reached your desired ‘doneness’ remove them from the heat, stand the skewers upright with one hand and use a knife in the other hand to carve the skewers like a Turkish pro. People will dig it.


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