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Lamb Koftas

Categories: Entertaining, On the Grill, Quick to fix
Type: Main Dishes

If you're looking for something a little different, try lamb koftas on the grill

Prep Time: 15M

Cooking Time: 15M

Serves: Serves 4-6


  • 1 red onion, peeled and quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 fresh red chile seeded and chopped
  • 1 tsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 tsp finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 tsp finely chopped mint leaves
  • 1 tsp mild paprika
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 11/2lb (675g) lean ground lamb
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  1. Put the onion, garlic, chile, parsley, cilantro, mint, paprika, and lemon zest in a blender or food processor. Season with sea salt and black pepper, and blend to a paste. Add the ground lamb, and pulse until a coarse paste forms. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, and chill for 1 hour or until firm, if time permits.
  2. Shape the mixture into 12 sausages, and carefully push each long sausage of meat onto a stainless-steel skewer to form the koftas. Return to the refrigerator until firm.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the barbecue until hot. Put the skewers on the barbecue, and grill over medium heat for 15 minutes, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and cooked through.
  4. Serve hot with a crispy salad and hummus, if desired.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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