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Lamb Koftas

Lamb Koftas

with Homemade Tzatziki and Healthy Wholemeal Rice (F)

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The last time we sent out a dish with this shawarma spice in it we spent a good part of the next day responding to people asking where we got it from. This fab little blend comes from our friends at Seasoned Pioneers, a speciality spice merchant who have a whole Aladdin’s cave of culinary wonderment - check them out online! Oh, and save a tablespoon of Greek yoghurt for this week’s fish n’ chips!

Tags:Family BoxNot Suitable for CoeliacsSpicy
Allergens:Milk

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites.

Preparation Time40 minutes
Difficulty levelEasy
Ingredients

serving 4 people

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serving 4 people

400 grams

Lamb Mince

6 tbsp

Greek Style Yoghurt

(ContainsMilk)

1 tbsp

Shawarma Spice Mix

2 tsp

Dill

1 unit(s)

Cucumber

2 cup(s)

Brown Basmati Rice

1 unit(s)

Lemon

1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

10 unit(s)

Skewers

Not included in your delivery

unit(s)

Olive Oil

unit(s)

Salt

unit(s)

Pepper

Nutritional information/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)2527.136 kJ
Energy (kcal)604 kcal
Fat16.0 g
of which saturates6.0 g
Carbohydrate80 g
of which sugars0.0 g
Protein34 g
Salt0.0 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
Utensils
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Pot
Bowl
Knife
Zester
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1

Submerge the skewers in water until you make your koftas, (this will stop them burning under the grill later).

2

Boil a large pot of water on medium-high heat for your rice with ½ tsp of salt. Rinse the rice in a sieve under running water for 30 seconds. Once the water comes to a rapid boil add the rice and cook for 25 mins. Tip: The water must be rapidly boiling or else the cooking time will be longer

3

Peel and very finely dice the garlic. In a bowl mix together the lamb mince with the shawarma spice. Mix in ¼ tsp of salt, a few grinds of pepper and ½ of the garlic.

4

Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions. Gently squeeze each section into a sausage shape then slide the skewer through it.

5

Turn your grill to high heat and rub a very light coating of olive oil on each kofta. Place under the grill for around 15 mins. Turn every 5 mins to evenly brown them. Tip: It’s normal for juices from the kofta to hit the grill and smoke a bit

6

Slice the cucumber in half lengthways then slice each half lengthways again. Slide your knife along the long cucumber quarters to remove the seeds. Slice each length into ½ cm strips then very finely chop widthways to make cubes.

7

Remove the dill leaves from the main stalk and finely chop 2 tsp of them. Mix together 6 tbsp of Greek yoghurt with 1 ½ cups of cucumber cubes. Grate in ½ tsp of lemon zest and add ½ tsp of lemon juice. LH: Stir through the remaining garlic (as much as you like), a small pinch of salt and pepper.

8

Serve everything together and get stuck in!