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Island Lamb Teriyaki Sticks

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 6 min.
Total: 26 min.
Water chestnuts contribute crunchy contrast to these sweet and savory lamb skewers.


  • 2 pounds boneless American Lamb leg or shoulder, cut into strips, 1-inch wide, 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 24 water chestnuts
  • 24 pineapple chunks
  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 12-inch bamboo skewers, soaked in water


  • Place strips of lamb in shallow dish.
  • In bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, vinegar, garlic, sesame seeds, ginger and salt; reserve 1/4 cup marinade for basting. Pour remaining marinade over lamb. Cover and refrigerate meat for 4 to 12 hours, turning occasionally.
  • To assemble teriyaki sticks, remove meat from marinade and discard marinade. Thread lamb strips on bamboo skewers accordion-fashion alternately with water chestnuts, pineapple chunks and cherry tomatoes.
  • Grill over medium-hot coals. Cook 4 inches above coals for 6 to 8 minutes or until desired degree of doneness, brushing occasionally with marinade. Turn teriyaki sticks frequently during cooking time. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 464
  Calories from Fat 265 (57%)
(46%)Total Fat 30g
(50%)Saturated Fat 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
(26%)Cholesterol 79mg
(60%)Sodium 1435mg
(17%)Potassium 591mg
Total Carbohydrate 28g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 19g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(45%)Protein 23g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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