Yesterday’s lunch was a last minute affair, me and the kids had headed over to Tynemouth to see a pal, and before long conversation turned to what was for lunch. After a quick brainstorm and a trip to the local supermarket we were back in the kitchen rustling up some really tasty lamb Koftas
With 2 keen cooks working away, lunch was ready within about 25 minutes, and the result was a really tasty, low-carb (January diet) and really very healthy lunch.
For me a dish like lamb koftas is actually all about the accompaniments, this is where you can really go to town, and ensure that your mouth is dancing with different tastes and textures
lamb koftas with?…
- Mixed Green Salad – Spring onion, cucumber, celery, walnuts, coriander, fresh mint, feta cheese
- Red Onion & Dates – pickled in some red wine vinegar
- Toasted pine nuts
- Yoghurt Dip – made with natural yoghurt, fresh mint, garlic (not too much for lunchtime!), and a drizzle of good olive oil
- Hummus – shop bought but surprisingly good
- Pomegranate seeds
How do you make these lamb koftas?
- Add a tbsp of Hummus, 2 tsp of Harissa (powdered ideally), zest of one lemon, salt & pepper, crumbled feta cheese 1/2 tsp ground cumin, chopped fresh mint into a large bowl and stir to combine.
- Add about 500g minced lamb to this and ensure it is all well mixed together.
- Take approx 50-60g of the mixture and shape into a ball and then flatten into a more cylindrical shape.
- Pan fry, turning carefully – you want to try and crisp up the outside a little without burning. Carefully turn in the pan to ensure each side is cooked. Can finish off in the oven if need be while you get everything else ready
- Serve up with a load of other great flavours – and Enjoy!
2 ways to make this meal even better!
A quick and easy lunchtime dish with bags of flavour
- 500 grams Minced Lamb
- 1 tbsp Hummus
- 2 tsp Harissa
- 25 grams Feta Cheese
- Zest of 1 Lemon
- Handful of Mint Leaves chopped
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
- Step 1 Add all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and combine well
- Step 2 Form into 50-60g balls and then flatten into a cylindrical shape
- Step 3 Pan fry carefully until golden brown. If needed finish off in the oven
- Step 4 Serve in Pittas with a garlicky yoghurt dip and an onion salad