Approx cost: €4
Approx calories (if served to 4): ~375
Approx preparation and cooking time: 40 minutes
So after my adventures with Moussaka, I still had half a packet of minced lamb left over. What to do, what to do, I thought. Well, I settled in the end for lamb kebabs. Quite simple and taste, and it allows you to enjoy the flavour of the meat with just the delicate hint of spices in the background. My wife recommended adding a little bit less cinnamon for next time but I disagreed – personally I thought the amount of cinnamon was perfect but see what you think!
I served this, quite simply with a salad and some Tzatziki – a perfect, light meal, although I would imagine that it would go really well with some fries or potato wedges, maybe a jacket potato, some bread, the choice is yours! Let me know if you try it and have a good day!
– 500g Minced Lamb
– 1 Onion
– 4-5 cloves of Garlic
– 1 handful of fresh Mint
– 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
– 1 tsp Cumin
– 1 tsp Ground Coriander
– 1 tsp Cinnamon
- If you can do this stage 24 hours in advance, so much the better. Giving the meat some time to allow the spices to infuse throughout really is beneficial to the final flavours. Peel and finely chop the onion and mince the garlic. Add both into a large bowl, along with the minced lamb, all the spices and around 1 tsp each of salt and pepper. Chop the mint finely and add this in. Mix well to combine everything and then, preferably, cover and store in the refrigerator for 24 hours. If you don’t have the time, then proceed as normal to step 2.
- Take 8 wooden sticks and soak in water for a few minutes. Divide the meat mixture into 8 balls and then push a wooden stick through the centre of each ball. Laying on a flat surface, press and stretch out the meat so it covers about half of the stick in total length. Turn the “sausage” as you do this to ensure the stick remains in the centre of the meat. Carefully transfer the sticks to a baking sheet.
- Place under a hot grill and cook for about 20-25 minutes, turning every 5 minutes or so, until the meat has browned around the outside. Enjoy with some Tzatziki, maybe some good bread and some fresh salad for an awesome, tasty meal!