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 Taste.com.au)
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.
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