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Garlic Butter Arrosticini Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 pound lamb meat, cut into small cubes
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

Special Equipment Needed:
- Grill or grill pan
- Pastry brush

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. In a small bowl, mix together melted butter, minced garlic, chopped parsley, salt, and black pepper.

2. Thread the lamb meat onto the wooden skewers, about 4-5 cubes per skewer.

3. Brush the garlic butter mixture onto the lamb skewers, making sure to coat all sides.

4. Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.

5. Grill the lamb skewers for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until cooked to your desired doneness.

6. Remove the skewers from the grill and brush with additional garlic butter mixture.

7. Serve hot and enjoy!

- Time:
Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Cooking time: 10-12 minutes
- Grill or grill pan: medium-high heat
Serving size:
- This recipe makes 4 servings.

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 420
- Fat: 35g
- Carbohydrates: 1g
- Protein: 25g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Lamb meat can be substituted with beef or chicken.
- Parsley can be substituted with other herbs such as rosemary or thyme.

- Add a squeeze of lemon juice to the garlic butter mixture for a tangy flavor.
- Sprinkle some red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.

Tips and Tricks:
- Soak the wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning on the grill.
- Make sure to brush the garlic butter mixture onto the lamb skewers evenly for maximum flavor.

Storage Instructions:
- Leftover arrosticini can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
- To reheat, place the arrosticini on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 5-7 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation Ideas:
- Serve the arrosticini on a platter with a side of grilled vegetables or a salad.

- Garnish with additional chopped parsley or a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese.

- Serve with a glass of red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot.

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Grilled vegetables such as zucchini, eggplant, or bell peppers.
- A simple salad with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and a balsamic vinaigrette.

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the lamb skewers are sticking to the grill, brush them with a little oil before grilling.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure to cook the lamb skewers to an internal temperature of 145°F to ensure they are safe to eat.

Food History:
- Arrosticini is a traditional dish from the Abruzzo region of Italy, typically made with lamb meat and grilled over an open flame.

Flavor Profiles:
- The garlic butter adds a rich and savory flavor to the tender lamb meat.

Serving Suggestions:
- Serve as an appetizer or main course for a summer barbecue or dinner party.

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Region: Italian

Taste: Savory, Garlicky, Tangy, Salty, Umami