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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Recipe - Lamb Koftas

Quick, easy & tasty are the three boxes that need to be ticked for midweek dinners at Gerry's Kitchen. I normally have a few recipes to hand that I can put together without too much fuss, however I am always asking Nicola if there is anything that she would like me to prepare that isn't on the fail safe list. This week she had spotted a recipe on the 'Special K' website for lamb koftas that she liked the look of, so after a slight amendment to my shopping list, I was good to go.

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 300g lambs mince
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 red chili, finely diced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds, toasted and ground
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds, toasted and ground
  • 1 tsp fresh mint, shredded
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tbsp soured cream
  • 1/2 can chopped tomatoes
Method
  1. Add the mince, half of the chili, half of the onion and the mint, along with the cumin and coriander to a bowl along with a little salt and pepper, Using your hands, mix everything together. With wet hands, roll out your mix to create twelve little sausage shapes, or meatballs.
  2. Place the koftas into a heated frying pan. Turn the koftas occasionally, ensuring that they are browned all over.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a saucepan then add a little oil, the rest of the onion and chili, and the garlic and cook through for a few minutes before adding the chopped tomatoes. Bring to the boil then remove from the heat. Stir in the soured cream before pouring the sauce over the koftas in the frying pan.
  4. Cook the koftas for a further 6-8 minutes, making sure that the lamb is cooked all the way through.
Tonight I served our koftas with fluffy couscous and tzatziki but it would also work well with rice or sald and warm pitta breads.

Dinner was full of flavour and on the table in just under 30 minutes, therefore ticking the three boxes of quick, easy and tasty, and guaranteeing that they will make a return to Gerry's kitchen in the coming weeks.




1 comment:

Carole said...

Hi there. This week's Food on Friday is all about lamb! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.