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Sesame Wild Mint Honey Glazed Lamb Meatball Skewers

Sesame wild mint honey glazed lamb meatball skewers

Recipe by: Gabrielle

SERVES: 4-6 YIELD: 18 meatballs, 1 oz.

Wine Pairing: 2015 Pietro Family Cellars Tusca Red Wine, Napa Valley (Super Tuscan)

PREP TIME: 20 minutes COOKING TIME: 5 minutes TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes + 15 minutes rest time


  • ½ cup GC Napa Valley Natural Foraged Wild Mint Infused Honey + 2 Tbsp.
  • ¼ cup 2014 Pietro Family Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
  • 1 Tbsp. GC Napa Valley Natural Savory Proprietary Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped large shallot or small sweet onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 large organic egg
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/8 tsp. GC Napa Valley Natural English Bay Leaf Powder
  • 2 tsp. GC Napa Valley Natural Tuscan Rosemary Powder
  • 1½ tsp. GC Napa Valley Natural Wild Fennel Finishing Salt
  • 1 tsp. GC Napa Valley Natural Culinary Lavender Tellicherry Pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 lb. ground lamb
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 18 cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1½ Tbsp. white sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 Tbsp. black sesame seeds
  • 6 wooden (pre-soak 30 minutes) or metal skewers


  1. Wild Mint Honey Glaze: Heat in a small sauce pan ½ cup Foraged Wild Mint Honey and Sauvignon Blanc until hot, but not boiling. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Heat small sauté pan on medium heat with Savory Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Sauté shallot for 3 minutes, add garlic, sauté 2 minutes then remove from heat.
  3. In medium mixing bowl, add egg, milk, 2 Tbsp. Wild Mint Honey, Bay Leaf Powder, Rosemary Powder, Fennel Finishing Sea Salt, Lavender Tellicherry Pepper, thyme, shallot-garlic mixture and combine. Add ground lamb and panko breadcrumbs. Gently mix until incorporated. Let rest 15 minutes.
  4. Use a 2 Tbsp. cookie scoop to form meatballs, about 1½” in diameter, 1 oz. each. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. • Skewer a tomato followed by a meatball and repeat two times.
  5. Preheat grill to medium heat. Grill skewers 4-5 minutes, turning at 2 minutes and being careful not to overcook.


Place lamb skewers on a wood stave platter. With a basting brush, lightly coat lamb with Wild Mint Honey Glaze. Sprinkle with black and white sesame seeds. Serve extra Wild Mint Honey Glaze on the side.


  • 1 bottle 2014 Pietro Family Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
  • 1 large shallot or small sweet onion
  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 1 dozen whole organic eggs
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme
  • 1 lb. ground lamb
  • 1 box panko bread crumbs
  • 18 cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 jar white sesame seeds, toasted
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