Recipe: Rwandan Mutton Brochette

Rwandan Mutton Brochette with Roasted Banana

For Canadians, meat on a stick is a fun cultural experience no matter where we travel, it seems. And it's almost always worth it! Similar in style to Middle Eastern shish kebab or Greek souvlaki, this is an East African version that does not disappoint. It is especially popular in Rwanda during the Christmas season. Step aside turkey, goat's butting its way into Christmas supper this year!

This recipe comes to us from Food for the Hungry staff in Rwanda with special thanks to Faustin Ndayisaba, Janvier Habimana, Regis Shukuru, Joselyne Gitego, and Gideon Abariwado.


5 Goat Loin Chops or Stewing Meat*
2 Tomatoes
1 Yellow Onion
1/2 Beet
2 Garlic Cloves
Chili Pepper

*When choosing goat mutton from your local butcher, look for meat that is a slightly shiny and red-purple in colour. This will be a more tender and flavourful cut. Or substitute with lamb, a slightly easier meat to find in Canada!


The Meat:
Cut goat mutton into cubes or small strips. Push onto skewers. If using wooden skewers, soak skewers in water for 30 minutes prior to adding meat.
The Marinade:
Dice tomatoes, onions, beet, and garlic. Combine with chili pepper and a splash of vegetable oil and blend until smooth. The colour of the marinade will reflect the kind of beet you use, so don't be alarmed if it's purple! Brush marinade onto skewered meat. For maximum flavour, marinate the brochettes for several hours or overnight in the refrigerator. Or, you can toss them on the grill right away and they'll still taste delicious.

The Barbecue:
Roast the brochettes and bananas (in the peel) over medium-low heat on pre-heated barbecue or over coal briquettes. Keep the brochettes close together and gently turn the skewers every few minutes so the meat cooks evenly but without losing all the marinade and juices. Brush with additional marinade as needed. Continue until meat is cooked through and crispy on its edges. Roast the bananas this entire time.

Serve the brochettes on a bed of peeled, roasted bananas (steamed rice or roasted potatoes work, too). Serves 4.

Help families in East Africa put dinner on the table this summer. Give a family a goat to provide milk and meat.




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Food for the Hungry: Recipe: Rwandan Mutton Brochette
Recipe: Rwandan Mutton Brochette
Summer barbecue recipes. This one from Rwanda! If you're a meat lover, these brochettes will be right up your alley. But look out, they're spicy!
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