Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lamb Kofta Kebabs

I love ground lamb kebabs.
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 1/4 tablespoon salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 3 tablespoons grated onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • Ground black pepper
  • Olive oil
Sprinkle 1/4 tablespoon of the salt on the garlic cloves, and mash/smear 'em into a paste. Mix it with the ground lamb, onion, cilantro, mint, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, and remaining salt. Divide the mixture into 8 long, oval-shaped portions of roughly 2 ounces each, and skewer them lengthwise.

Fire up the grill or heat a grill pan to medium, and brush the grill or pan with the oil. Grill the kebabs for about 6 minutes or until they're just cooked through, turning occasionally. Serve with Greek style yogurt or tzatziki.

Makes 4 servings.