Be bold this July Fourth: Grill Greek lamb kebabs

To get the best flavor from these grilled lamb kebabs, allow plenty of time for the meat to marinate in the yogurt sauce. Enlarge photo

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To get the best flavor from these grilled lamb kebabs, allow plenty of time for the meat to marinate in the yogurt sauce.

Everyone on the block is going to be doing burgers and dogs, and probably a few steaks and chops.

So why not set yourself apart this Fourth of July and grill up something a little different? Because it’s not everyone who’s going to bust out lamb kebabs in honor of our nation’s independence. But they should. Because this inexpensive, yet delicious, richly flavored meat loves to hit the grill.

To make these kebabs shine, I went with a yogurt marinade using classic Greek flavors. The result is a tender, robust kebab with bold, yet fresh flavors. Even better is that these kebabs can be prepped a full day ahead. The longer the meat bathes in the yogurt sauce, the better the flavor.