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lamb kofte with cacik on wrap
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4.88 from 8 votes

Lamb kofte (köfte)

These lamb kofte (köfte) have just the right balance of seasoning and lamb flavor. Easy and tasty. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Turkish
Servings: 2 -4 (makes 4 long kofte)
Calories: 693kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking
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Ingredients

  • ½ onion grated
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed/finely grated
  • 2 tablespoon mint finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon parsley finely chopped
  • 1 lb ground lamb 450g lamb mince
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  • Soak 4 wooden skewers a little ahead of time, if using, or use metal skewers.
  • Grate the onion, grate or crush the garlic and finely chop the mint and parsley (note quantity is after chopping). 
  • Put all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well - I'd recommend using your hands and really knead the mixture kind of squeezing it to get all the ingredients well mixed. 
  • Divide the mixture in to four and press each quarter into a sausage shape (it doesn't have to be as long as you will want yet). Push each sausage shaped kofte on to a skewer and spread it along the skewer a bit so it thins out a little more. Put the kofte on a tray or plate and refrigerate for around 20 minutes or so to firm up a little.
  • Heat the grill to a medium heat and cook the kofte a few minutes each side until lightly charred and the meat is cooked through. Alternatively, you can cook them under a broiler (grill). 

Notes

I recommend serving with some cacik (similar to tzatziki) to cut through the richness of the meat. You can add both to a pita/wrap, along with some tomato, onion and herbs. Alternative works well with salads like tabbouleh

Nutrition

Calories: 693kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 247mg | Sodium: 1332mg | Potassium: 595mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 4.4mg