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Tappecue and Mediterranean Grilling: Lamb, Kebabs, and More

Welcome to our sizzling summer adventure into the world of Mediterranean grilling! If you're a fan of deliciously tender lamb, juicy kebabs, and the wonderful flavors of the Mediterranean, then this blog post is tailor-made for you. Get ready to fire up your grill, set your Tappecue, and embark on a culinary journey that will delight your taste buds and impress your guests. We'll not only provide you with a foolproof guide to grilling lamb to perfection but also introduce a unique herb-infused flavor to take your dishes to a whole new level.

Getting Started:

The Perfect Grilling Setup Before we dive into the delicious details, let's set the stage for grilling success. The Tappecue, a smart wireless meat thermometer, will be your trusty companion on this adventure. It ensures that you never overcook or undercook your lamb, as it provides real-time temperature updates directly to your smartphone. Say goodbye to guesswork and hello to perfectly grilled lamb every time!

Here's a handy chart of recommended time and temperatures for grilling lamb cuts:

Lamb Cut

Grill Temperature (°F)

Internal Temperature (°F)


Leg of Lamb


145-150 (medium-rare)

Pinkish and Juicy

Lamb Chops


145-160 (medium)

Tender and Succulent

Lamb Kebabs


160-165 (done)

Flavorful and Moist

Infusing Mediterranean Magic: Herb-Marinated Lamb

Now that we have our grilling temperatures covered, let's introduce a unique flavor to elevate our grilled lamb. Enter the Mediterranean Herb Marinade! For this delightful marinade, you'll need:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary (destemmed)

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Simply mix all the ingredients in a bowl, coat your lamb cuts generously with this fragrant marinade, and let them rest for at least 2 hours (preferably overnight) in the refrigerator. This marinade not only tenderizes the meat but also infuses it with the vibrant tastes of the Mediterranean.

Using the Tappecue for grilling your lamb is a game-changer that takes the stress out of achieving the perfect cook. With its smart wireless technology, this handy device keeps you in the loop at all times, providing real-time temperature updates directly to your smartphone. No more constant checking or worrying about overcooking or undercooking your lamb! Simply set up the Tappecue, insert the probes into your lamb cuts, and let it work its magic while you focus on other elements of your Mediterranean-inspired feast. Whether you're grilling a leg of lamb, succulent lamb chops, or flavorful kebabs, the Tappecue ensures precise temperatures for your preferred level of doneness; using a variety of probes, you'll be able to know the internal temp of any kind of Lamb Cut, whether that's the Leg of Lamb, Lamb Chops, or Lamb Kabobs. Say hello to tender, juicy, and mouthwatering lamb dishes that will impress your guests and make you the grill master of the summer!

Completing the Feast:

Summer Salad and Herbed Couscous What's a Mediterranean-inspired meal without some refreshing sides? Let's pair our succulent grilled lamb with a beautiful Summer Salad and Herbed Couscous, adding both color and flavor to our plate.

Summer Salad:


  • 2 cups mixed greens (arugula, spinach, or lettuce)

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 cucumber, sliced

  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved

  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions: Toss the mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and feta cheese together in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss again for a refreshing, tangy salad.

Herbed Couscous:


  • 1 cup couscous

  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable or chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions: In a saucepan, bring the broth to a boil. Stir in the couscous, cover, and remove from heat. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Fluff the couscous with a fork, then add the fresh herbs, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well for a zesty, herb-infused side dish.

Congratulations! You're now equipped with the knowledge and recipes to create a spectacular Mediterranean-inspired grilling feast. With the help of Tappecue, your grilled lamb will be cooked to perfection every time, showcasing the delectable flavors of the Mediterranean Herb Marinade. Paired with a refreshing Summer Salad and Herbed Couscous, your complete meal will delight your family and friends, making it a memorable summer gathering. So, fire up that grill, embrace the Mediterranean spirit, and enjoy a taste of paradise right in your backyard!

Happy grilling and bon appétit! 🍖🥗🍚

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