Lamb Kofta with Couscous, Salad and Sumac Yoghurt Dressing

Deliciously fragrant lamb koftas with couscous, salad and sumac yoghurt dressing.

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Lamb Kofta with Couscous, Salad and Sumac Yoghurt Dressing

This dish most recently appeared in My Classic food bag on Sunday, December 25, 2016.

LAMB KOFTA

  • 600g lamb mince
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lamb kofta mix
  • 1½ tablespoons flour
  • 1 egg

COUSCOUS

  • 1½ cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 1½ cups couscous

SALAD

  • ½ punnet cherry tomatoes *
  • ½ telegraph cucumber *
  • 2 spring onions *
  • 4–5 radishes
  • 3 tablespoons finely sliced mint leaves
  • Juice of ½ lemon

SUMAC YOGHURT DRESSING

  • 1 cup natural yoghurt *
  • 3 tablespoons sliced mint leaves
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 teaspoons sumac (half reserved for serving)
  • Preheat BBQ grill or hot plate to medium-high (if using).
  • 1 Mix all lamb kofta ingredients together in a large bowl, using clean hands, until well combined. Shape into golf ball-sized balls and drizzle with a little olive oil. Heat a large fry-pan on medium-high heat and cook kofta, in batches, for 6–7 minutes, turning regularly, until golden and cooked through.
  • 2 While kofta are cooking, prepare couscous. In a medium pot, bring chicken stock and sumac to the boil. Remove from heat, add couscous and cover with lid. Leave to soak for 5 minutes before fluffing up grains with a fork.
  • 3 Prepare salad. Cut cherry tomatoes in half; dice cucumber; thinly slice spring onions and radishes. Place all in a large bowl, along with mint, lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper and toss to combine.
  • 4 In a small bowl, mix all sumac yoghurt dressing ingredients together, reserving half the sumac to serve.
  • To serve, Spoon couscous, salad and lamb kofta onto each plate. Drizzle sumac yoghurt dressing over kofta and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of sumac.
  • SERVES 4-5

Nutritional Information

  • Energy: 2070 kj / 495 kcal
  • Protein: 40.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 44.1g
  • Fat: 17.3g

Legend

  • Pantry staple
  • * Shared ingredient with another recipe

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