MIDDLE EASTERN SPICED LAMB KOFTAS

SERVES 4 SYN FREE ON RED AND EE

500g minced lamb
1/2 onion very finely chopped
2 garlic cloves crushed
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 twp ground turmeric
pinch cinnamon
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2tbsp chopped coriander
1tbsp chopped fresh mint
1 lemon cut into wedges to serve if required

mix the lamb in a bowl with the onion, garlic and spices and herbs.
season well with salt and pepper
with wet hands shape the mixture into 12 cigar shapes or koftas

these can be left in the fridge for up to 24 hrs until required to cook, or freeze provided mince has not been frozen previously.

spray a large pan with frylight and gently fry for 10-15 mins until cooked.
when cooked either leave to cool slightly and push onto skewers and serve on rice with salad, or with couscous.

alternatively serve in a pitta loaded with salad and add tsatsiki to it, and a side serving of cucumber and tomato like i did.

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