Sunday, August 16, 2009

Easy Peasy Kofta Skewers

1/2 lb lean ground lamb
1 lb lean ground beef
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 tbs "Exotic African Rub" spic mix from Maple Leaf Spices
kosher salt/fresh ground pepper, to taste

Preheat outdoor grill or coals. In a large mixing bowl, using your hands (disposable gloves may be worn), thoroughly combine ground lamb, beef, onion and seasonings.

Divide meat mixture into twelve parts. Form each into an elongated patty in the palm of your hand. Wrap around bamboo skewers. Grill until cooked through. Serve with Middle Eastern flatbread, fresh greens and Minted Yogurt Sauce.

Note: start with a small amount of salt (a half teaspoon) and about 10 turns of your pepper mill. Test mixture by cooking a small amount in a skillet over medium heat with a bit of oil. Adjust seasoning, if necessary, then test again.

Minted Yogurt Sauce
4 tbs finely sliced mint leaves
4 tbs plain yogurt
4 tbs light mayo
1 small garlic clove, minced

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