Leslie in Texas's Note:
This was in today's (May 30, 2007) food section of the Houston Chronicle. I love Middle Eastern food and this sounds totally yummy! Thought I'd post it so I don't lose the newspaper clipping!
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- olive oil flavored cooking spray
- 2 slices bread, lightly toasted (day-old crusty white bread)
- 1 medium onion, quartered
- 1/2 cup fresh flat leaf parsley, loosely packed
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated (or finely minced)
- 1/2 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 lb ground lamb
- 1/2 lb ground turkey
- 4 large round pita breads
- 2 medium tomatoes, diced
- 1Yogurt Sauce.
- 2In a small bowl, mix together all yogurt sauce ingredients, cover and chill while preparing the kofta. Add salt and pepper to taste before serving.
- 4Place an oven rack in the center position of the oven.
- 5Preheat oven to broil.
- 6Lightly coat a rimmed baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray.
- 7Place the bread in a food processor and pulse until it forms fine bread crumbs.
- 8Add the onion, parsley,mint,garlic,cumin,cinnamon,chili powder,salt, black pepper,ginger and red curry paste and process until the mixture is finely chopped.
- 9Transfer the mixture to a large bowl.
- 10Mix the egg into the onion and herb mixture.
- 11Add the lamb and turkey and use your hands to thoroughly mash everything together.
- 12Shape mixture into 12 egg-sized balls, then arrange on the prepared baking sheet.
- 13Lightly spray the kofta with olive oil.
- 14Broil for 8 minutes, then use tongs to rotate each and broil an additional 7 minutes.
- 15Rotate again, and broil for another 3 to 4 minutes.
- 16Remove from oven, and let stand 5 minutes.
- 17Wrap the pitas in foil, and place in oven for 1 to 2 minutes, just long enough to heat through.
- 18Arrange 3 koftas down the center of each of each pita, then top with diced tomato and yogurt sauce.
- 19Wrap the pita around the koftas and enjoy!
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Nutritional Facts for Lamb Kofta With Yogurt Sauce
Serving Size: 1 (439 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 542.9
- Calories from Fat 204
- Total Fat 22.7 g
- Saturated Fat 9.0 g
- Cholesterol 147.0 mg
- Sodium 844.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 52.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
- Sugars 8.4 g
- Protein 31.2 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
Thai red curry paste