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Karoo Lamb Kebabs with a Brandy & Coke Sauce

Homegrown Tastes South Africa S2 Episode 7: Karoo Lamb Kebabs with a Brandy & Coke Sauce

Serves 4

Karoo Lamb Kebabs with a Brandy & Coke Sauce


  • 600g Cubed Boneless Leg of Karoo Lamb
  • Salt & Pepper, to season
  • 3 tablespoons, olive oil
  • 3 sprigs, rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 30g butter

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup cola drink
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 finger ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mint jelly
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • Micro herb salad to serve.


  1. Soak kebab sticks in water for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Season the lamb with salt and pepper and drizzle with oil. Skewer onto kebab sticks.
  2. Heat a pan and place the skewers into the pan sear each side till browned. Once browned add in the butter, rosemary and garlic. Toss and place into the preheated oven for 5-10 minutes, depending on preferred doneness. Remove from the oven and allow to rest while you prepare the sauce.
  3. For the sauce, place all the ingredients except the mint jelly into a saucepan and heat until the sauce starts reducing and thickening slightly. Finish off the sauce by stirring through the mint jelly and fresh parsley.
  4. Serve the skewers on a bed of micro herbs and either pour the sauce over the skewers or serve alongside the skewers for dipping.