Grilled Spiedini, which is sometimes called “Speducci”, is a quick, easy dinner or appetizer. Your family is going to love these! They cook quickly on the grill, and the meat, along with the olive oil and herbs, pack big flavors!
Running short on time and need something for dinner? These Spiedini skewers are exactly what you need. These go from the freezer to the grill to the plate with no need to thaw them, and grilling them is super easy!
Spiedini can be made from a variety of meat, from chicken to beef to lamb. The ones that I found in our local grocery were lamb, and they were perfect when served with a creamy tzatziki sauce!
Store bought package of lamb spiedini
Kosher salt & freshy ground pepper to taste
How do you cook pre-made kebabs?
The first thing to do is to oil your grill, so the lamb skewers do not stick. Then preheat your bbq grill to medium-hot.
In a small bowl mix the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, lemon zest, kosher salt and pepper.
Here is a super tip for grilling any wood or bamboo kebobs or skewers, even if you soak them in water first. Take an 18″ length of aluminum foil. Fold it in thirds so that you have an 18″ length, but it is 3 times the thickness.
Lay that on the grill and place the exposed wooden end of the skewers on the foil and grill your meat as you normally would. The foil will prevent the wooden skewers from burning yet allowing the meat to grill perfectly.
Place the spiedini skewers on the grill and brush generously with the olive oil mixture as they cook over medium heat.
Grill to desired doneness, turning frequently. It is best to serve lamb medium-rare to medium at most. If you cook it longer than that I find that the meat becomes tough and chewy.
How do you BBQ Spiedini?
Because you can grill the spiedini from frozen, right out of the freezer, this is a great recipe for a busy weeknight meal. It can also be a quick and easy appetizer for your family.
Once your grill is preheated it only takes about 12-14 minutes to cook the lamb spiedini from frozen. If you are cooking beef from frozen, it will likely take about the same amount of time.
If you are cooking chicken spiedini you will want to make sure that the chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Nobody wants to eat chicken that is not properly cooked!
Pairing the spiedini with a store-bought tzatziki sauce and serving it with a green leafy salad would round out the dinner perfectly! What could be easier than that? I mean, really!
What is Speducci?
OK, so you can call it spiedini, you can call it speducci, you can even call it arrosticini, they are all basically the same thing. Fabulously tasty meat on a skewer, cooked over a flame or grill! The names sound Italian, but these little meat skewers are eaten throughout the northern Mediterranean.
What do you serve Speducci with?
Because these are so versatile and tasty, you can serve them as a stand-alone meal or as part of a larger offering. What about a Mediterranean platter with calamari, thinly sliced red onions, bright red cherry tomatoes. Oh, and don’t forget some wonderful parmesan cheese and maybe some toasted pine nuts!
You could create a real Mediterranean feast. Maybe add a variety of olives, some buffalo mozzarella with some crackers, or toasted bread rounds. Don’t forget some thinly sliced prosciutto and salami, mmmm!
Any way you want to serve your spiedini, you will be loving as they are quick and easy to do.
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- Store-bought package of lamb Spiedini (20-24 skewers)
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- Oil your grill grates so the lamb doesn’t stick, and then preheat your grill to medium-hot.
- In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, lemon zest, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper together.
- Before placing the spiedini on the grill, fold a length of aluminum foil over twice and lay it on the grill; this will help to keep the wooden skewers from burning
during the cooking process.
- Place the spiedini skewers on the grill with the wooden skewers on the aluminum foil; following the package directions I grilled mine from frozen.
- As they cook, brush the meat generously with the olive oil mixture.
- Grill to medium-rare to medium, approximately 12-14 minutes from frozen, turning frequently. Do not overcook the lamb.
- Serve immediately with a yogurt dipping sauce or a tzatziki sauce.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 293mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 13g
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