Lamb Pinwheel Skewers Kleftiko Style with Pasta Rice

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The succulence of the lamb chops are elevated, by the delicious flavours of tomatoes, wine and herbs. Real comfort food for the whole family.

Kitchen Tip!  This lamb recipe is also delicious served with creamy mashed potatoes and a side portion of fresh peas

20 Minutes
45 minutes
Serves: 4 – 6 people
12 lamb loin chops
Salt, black pepper, rosemary stalks, onion quarters, skewer sticks
3 tbls olive oil
1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 carrot, diced
1 celery sticks, finely copped
1tsp dried oregano
1 tsp rosemary, finely chopped
2 bay leaves
1 can (400g) chopped tomatoes
1tsp sugar
300ml white wine
50g black olives (pitted) or capers
Handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped
Salt & pepper
500g pasta rice, cooked as per packaging instructions


1              Soak skewers in warm water for 10 minutes before using.

Roll each lamb chop to look like a pinwheel (bone can be removed, if preferred, but not necessary). Season with salt and pepper and put onto skewer with rosemary stalks and onions, in between.

2              Heat a griddle pan to very hot, grill the skewers on each side, to seal and give colour. About 2 minutes each side. Set aside.

3              In a heavy based saucepan, heat the oil. Add the onion, garlic, carrots & celery. Sauté until softened but still firm. Add the herbs, bay leaf, chopped tomatoes, sugar & wine, bring to the boil. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes to slightly thicken.

4              Preheat the oven to 200’C

Put the lamb skewers into a roasting dish and top with tomato sauce. Cover with foil and put into the oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and stir in the olives. Cook uncovered for another 15 minutes.

5              Remove meat from the roasting pan, stir the sauce and mix with the pasta rice. Season with salt and pepper, if needed. Scoop into serving bowls or platters and top with the skewers and garnish with chopped parsley and coarse black pepper.