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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Wordless Wednesday May 19, 2021

The beginning of Kofta Kebabs.....
one of our favorite recipes!
Try it....you will like it!

Kofta Kebabs
4 garlic cloves minced
1 t kosher salt
1# ground lamb
3T minced onion
3T chopped fresh parsley
1T ground coriander
1t ground cumin
1 and 1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t allspice
1/4 t cayenne pepper
1/4 t ginger and 1/4 t ground black pepper
Mash minced garlic into paste with salt.
Mix all the spices into the garlic and salt.
Mix the ground lamb thoroughly into 
the mixed spices and salt.
 (It is easiest for me to use my hands.)
Form into about 14 balls and place on baking sheet. 
(I place parchment paper on the pan- easier cleaning) 
Flatten meatballs slightly with your hand.
Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes
and up to 12 hours before cooking.
Broil on medium heat turning a few times 
until done. Takes about 6 minutes to be done. 
Serve with Tzatziki, sliced tomatoes and Pita bread!

Okay, okay here's Tzatziki ... easy peasy to make! 

2 cloves garlic, 1 medium cucumber, 
1 cup plain Greek whole milk yogurt, 
1 T lemon juice, 1T olive oil, 1 T chopped dill
and fresh ground black pepper.
Mash garlic, peel cucumber, cut in half, scrape
out the seeds and grate the cucumber into a bowl.
Drain the cucumber using a sieve and add to
the yogurt/garlic mix. Stir in remaining ingredients
and chill for at least 2 hours. 


  1. Lots of garlic - I like that!

  2. Yum, I'm ready to eat now!

  3. Oh Yum! That looks and sounds so good! We shall have to try to make these!

  4. Yum triple yum I haven't had a kofta in ages and now I want one heheh! つ―{}@{}@{}

    Have a kebabtastic kofta week

  5. Never heard of them. Mom doesn't like lamb, but lamb lung treats are my favorite, so I might like these things.

  6. You had me at garlic too. I'm coming over to eat at your house.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Love and hugs to you all. ♥♥♥

  7. Lovely plant photo ~ not a fan of Lamb but bet it is a good recipe ~ ^_^ ~ Xo

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  8. Never done this kind of recipe!
    A little bit complicated, but with courage, who knows...
    Thank you and Happy WW!

  9. What a great name for a dish...lamb is not easy to find here at regular grocery stores, but you can buy it a Wegmans. I have never had lamb. Years ago we had a visiting scholar from Switzerland. She wanted to cook lamb for her colleagues as as going away gift. There was not LAMB in the county
    Hugs Cecilia

  10. We have a place where we have had this yumminess! Thanks for sharing.

  11. It sounds like a delightful taste of Greek/Middle Eastern cooking.

  12. My spouse used to make something like this years ago...it was so, so good! Ground lamb has gotten really expensive where I live, though, but I grew up eating lamb, and enjoy it. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

  13. Good thing you didn't follow the "Wordless" condition and gave us the recipe! Yummi!
    Thank you!
    Have a fine day!

  14. Kofta Kebabs seems delicious. About Tzatziki I know it's delicious. 😊


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