I love meatballs and I love all kinds of them.
This version with Greek spices can be used as appetizer, as "Hamburger" or cooked again in tomato sauce.
Mint, Dill and Ouzo give them the special touch!
If you dont' have ouzo feel free to usa any anised spirits (for example the french "pastis").
Do not limit the use of the Chermoula to just this dish; also use it with chicken or pork This can also be cooked on the barbeque. Harissa is a Moroccan spice paste and you can probably find it in the Asian supermarkets Cooking time does not include marinating time
I prepared this easy, tasty dish for dinner last night. I think it is the best Moroccan lamb chop recipe that I have tried to date. It is from the Williams-Sonoma "Food and Wine Pairing" book. They suggest serving this dish with a spicy Syrah blend or Zinfandel. Owing to the weather, I prepared this on my stove top over medium heat in a grill pan versus on the BBQ and it still turned out well, though I cooked it a few minutes longer than the recipe suggested. Prep time does not include the 2 hours the dish needs to stand at room temperature to marinate.
This is real comfort food! I love this meaty, rich casserole. I must warn you - you will probably end up with very messy kitchen after making this, but it is worth it. Named in honor of the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" which celebrates Greek culture. I have been making this homestyle Greek recipe for many years, but it originally came from one of my favorite military community cookbooks, "Enough to Feed an Army." Prep time allows for cooking the macaroni and chopping the onions & garlic.
Posting for ZWT 6. If you are looking for a kabob with a kick, this is it! Lamb is marinaded in a spicy blend of herbs, creating a flavorful lamb kabob. Cacik has a million different uses. Use as a dip for kebabs, pita dip, or eat it alone, it has the most fabulous flavor.
Ishrat made this on the UK tv show,"Come Dine with Me." I made these for Super Bowl appetizers and we all thought they were wonderful. Ishrat measured everything "by feel," so please feel free to adjust all seasonings very much to taste. I was worried these might be too spicy, but they came out just right for us.
Most supermarkets do offer boneless butterflied lamb leg for sale. It is usually already tied; you will have to remove the string and retie this recipe with your own string. Preparation for this cut has more steps than usual, but well worth it. The juices from leeks, garlic and herbs seep into the incisions and infuse the meat with a wonderful exotic flavour. Topped with pan gravy, your meal will have guests coming back for seconds. Serve with your favourite vegetables, potatoe or rice. The smooth taste of a Cabernet Shiraz or a crisp Chablis enhances the flavour of herbs in lamb. One of my favourite lamb recipes. Again, a supermarket handout recipe from the butcher shop provided by the promoters of New Zealand Spring Lamb.
I made this last night and it was really delicous, especially as I sourced the tomaotes and basil from my garden. Simple, but tasty. It's also easy, but benefits from a little planning so that lamb can cook slowly. This is a generous serve for 2 - quantities can easily be increased. I used low fat feta and spray oil to reduce calories.
This is the kibbee that I've learned how to make a teenager. I do not have a meat grinder, and it still turns out well. I also tend to add more pine nuts and allspice than the recipe calls for as my family and I enjoy the taste of them.
These Lamb Sticks are really beautiful! And the Herb Yoghurt Dip is a wonderful 'condiment' to go with the lamb. We have these as an appetizer before having a BBQ. Both the sticks and the dip can be prepared a day ahead.