This Lamb Kofta recipe packs a ton of flavor. The ground lamb is seasoned with a mixture of dried spices and fresh herbs, then grilled to perfection. Serve these Lamb Koftas with basmati rice, or get yourself a spread going and add tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, hummus and tzatziki.
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided
- 1 small shallot, minced (about 3 tablespoons)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon minced (or ground) ginger
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 pound ground lamb
- ½ bunch parsley, finely chopped
- ¼ bunch mint leaves, finely chopped
- salt and cracked black pepper to taste
Place small skillet over medium-high heat. Once skillet is hot, add 1 teaspoon oil. Add shallot, garlic and ginger (if using fresh minced) to skillet and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes.
Add cumin and coriander (and ginger, if using dry ground) and continue to sauté for 1 minute. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Remove shallot mixture from heat and slightly cool, about 10 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl combine ground lamb, shallot mixture, parsley, and mint. Season with salt and cracked black pepper.
Mix together until fully combined.
Divide mixture into 6 equal portions and with wet hands form each portion of lamb into a 1 ½” by 7” log. Press a skewer into the center of each lamb log and form the meat around the skewer until secure, leaving about a 4” handle on the bottom and a 1” handle on top.
Place large grill pan over medium-high heat. Once pan is hot, brush with remaining oil and add skewers, about 1” apart. Grill skewers on each side, for 6 to 8 minutes or until just cooked through, with nice grill marks. Remove from heat, transfer to a platter
Serve with a bed of basmati rice and a romaine, cucumber and tomato side salad and hummus of choice. Serve.
- *Makes 6 (7” each) Kebabs
Calories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 13gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 49mgPotassium: 220mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 409IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 2mg