A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

Lamb koftas

I generally have a few staple dinners that I cook during the week.  You know what I mean, those dishes that you know take minimum time to prepare and taste great for what they are.  Lately though, I have been trying to make sure that I cook a few different things.  That, combined with wanting to use up items in the freezer, has meant that I need to be a little more creative.

Minced lamb is probably my favourite minced meat because it has a sweetness that beef just can’t compete with.  So discovering a few packets in my freezer was like finding a wonderful present hidden under the Christmas tree, I was quite excited.  (I know it is very sad that I am excited by finding a particular item in my freezer but that is part of the life of a self confessed food/cooking junkie :-)).  I even knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  So after searching the www for what I needed, I came up with this recipe.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

lamb koftas (recipe from
serves 8

My tips:  *Use the best quality lamb mince that you can afford as it will make a difference to the finished dish.  *I didn’t have a red onion so I just used a brown one and it was fine.  *I found that combining the mixture by hand gave me the best result as I could feel that everything was incorporated properly.  *You can prepare the mixture ahead of time and refrigerate it for a few hours until you are ready to cook the koftas. 

ease: 9/10.    
prep time: 15mins.
cooking time: 20mins.
total: 35mins.

taste: 10/10.  These were delicious.  We decided to serve them with salad, hummus, natural yoghurt with lemon juice and pita bread so that we could make them into a kind of sandwich.  They were also great just on their own, the spices and freshness of the herbs were balanced well and gave them a delicious flavour.  The condiments, especially the yoghurt and lemon juice, just topped them off.  G was very lucky to have any leftover for lunch the next day.    

would I make it again: Absolutely – I’d just make more of them.

Lamb kofta recipe – From Good Taste, October 2004

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>