Lamb brochettes with aubergine caviar

Full of Middle-Eastern flavours, this easy dish takes just over 30 minutes to prepare yet tastes deliciously sophisticated

Serves 4 650g lean lamb in 3cm cubes Juice of 1⁄2 lemon 1 tsp oregano or marjoram, dried or fresh
4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 aubergine in 1cm cubes 1⁄2 tsp fine sea salt 4 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tsp coriander seeds, roughly crushed Handful fresh mint sprigs (about 15-20g), scissor-snipped, reserving a sprig per serving
150ml thick, strained, natural Greek yoghurt

Step 1) Push the lamb on to 8 short satay sticks, then brush with lemon, herbs and half the olive oil. Leave on a non-reactive plate.

Step 2) Toss the aubergine and salt; leave 20 minutes; drain in a colander and dry with kitchen paper (do not rinse).

Step 3) Heat remaining oil in a large deep frying pan and sauté the aubergine over a high heat for 10-12 minutes, stirring constantly, until tender and browned. Put it into a food processor with the garlic, coriander, some of the scissor-cut mint and half the yoghurt. Blitz in bursts to a rough purée (do not liquidise). Spoon into a dish, swirl through the remaining yoghurt and add more scissor-snipped mint. Set aside.

Step 4) Grill, pan-grill or griddle the lamb for 1 minute on every side (4 minutes in all); the meat should be rosy inside. Spoon a round of aubergine caviar on to each plate and set 2 brochettes on the side or on top; garnish with a sprig of mint and serve with flatbread.

Find more delectable recipes here. For all the latest on the H&G team, follow us on Twitter and Facebook

Ideal Home loves...

Children's room with blackboard wardrobes | Country children's room design ideas | Children's room | PHOTO GALLERY | Style at Home |

8 super simple DIY hacks for your child’s bedroom

Get creative with space

Small living room ideas for gorgeous spaces

Shabby Chic Bathrooms

Shabby chic bathrooms to inspire you

Craft room ideas

Craft room ideas for creative days

Organised home office | Home office design ideas | PHOTO GALLERY | Country Homes and Interiors |

Home office design solutions for corners and alcoves

Garden art

Garden art ideas for all outdoor spaces