Freya, Maynard & Benedict
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England, April 2011
Walnut Grove Recipes
Beef Koftas with Greek Yogurt& Mint
- 500g lean minced beef
- 1 tbsp coriander seeds
- 1 tbsp cumin seeds
- 1 medium onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- zest of 1 lemon + juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 egg
- 6 tbsp fresh bread crumbs
- 1 tsp chilli powder (optional)
- 4 tbsp chopped coriander
- handful fresh mint or 1 tbsp mint sauce
- 400g Greek yogurt
- wooden or metal skewers
1. Finely dice the onion, crush the garlic. Mix all the ingredients
together in a large bowl and season with salt & pepper.
2. Mould the mixture around
either wooden or metal skewers, pressing firmly to keep the mixture
securely on the skewer.
3. Heat a cast-iron griddle pan until just smoking,
add a little oil and fry the koftas for two minutes on each side
until golden brown. Alternatively you could barbeque the koftas,
the barbeque adds a wonderful smoky flavor.
4. If using fresh mint, wash & finely chop the
mint. Add fresh mint or mint sauce to the greek yogurt, taste
the sauce - you may want to add more mint. Serve with the koftas.
Ideal as a summer lunch with either rice or pita bread, and
lots of fresh shredded lettuce.
The koftas can be made up to two days in advance
and kept in the fridge wrapped in clingfilm. You can also freeze
them before cooking, allow them to thaw completely before cooking.
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