Lamb And Apricot Kofta Kebabs Recipe

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The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Lamb and apricot kofta kebabs Recipe. Enjoy the Middle Eastern Cuisine and learn how to make Lamb and apricot kofta kebabs.

Serves 4
5 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
545 calories / serving


1tbsp sunflower oil
1 medium onion, peeled and very finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
½tsp hot chilli powder
400g lean lamb mince
2tsp harissa paste
10 ready-to-eat apricots, finely chopped
½tsp ground cinnamon
½tsp flaked sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
4 tesco plain pitta breads, split
shredded baby gem lettuce, to serve
thinly sliced red onion, to serve
sliced tomatoes, to serve
150g free from natural soya yogurt
7g fresh mint, leaves finely chopped
7g fresh coriander, leaves finely chopped
flaked sea salt

Heat the oil in a small non-stick frying pan, add the onion and cook over a low heat for 5 minutes or until softened, stirring regularly. Add the garlic and chilli powder and cook for a further minute, stirring. Tip into a large bowl and leave to cool for 10 minutes. Add the minced lamb, harissa paste, apricots, cinnamon and salt to the cooled onion and garlic. Season with lots of freshly ground black pepper and mix well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Divide the mixture into 12 portions and roll into balls. Push three balls onto a long metal skewer leaving 1cm between each ball. Repeat with three more skewers and the remaining balls to make four kofta skewers in total. Preheat the grill to its hottest setting. Place the skewers onto a rack over a grill pan lined with foil. Cook under the grill for 10-12 minutes, turning every few minutes, until the lamb is nicely browned and cooked through. While the koftas are cooking, mix all the ingredients for the herb sauce together in a small bowl.

Put the koftas to one side. Warm the pitta breads on a baking tray under the grill for 1-2 minutes on each side. Open out and fill with shredded lettuce, sliced red onion and tomatoes. Divide the koftas between the warmed pitta breads. Spoon over the herb sauce and serve.

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