Fakeaway kebab- Lamb Kofte, Fattoush,Flatbread, Hummus – Midweek Feast…

We love Lamb – but as Lamb is a bit expensive, especially this time of year, I bought some Lamb mince from Aldi.

I am making a Fakeaway kebab, Lamb Kofte with a herby fattoush salad, garlicky houmous, soft homemade flatbread, ‘pickled’ red onion and leftover Cous Cous salad ๐Ÿ˜‹

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There are loads of recipes online, I have made up my own version based on what we like, but feel free to ‘fiddle’ and make it your own ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Take a peeled medium sized onion and either very finely chop it, or like me half and stick in The Thermomix, add a minced clove of garlic, a deseeded red chilli (as much as you like) I add 2 teaspoons of Ras el Hanout, this is an absolutely amazing spice blend, but if you don’t have any to hand you can add a teaspoon each of ground cumin and coriander. Add chopped bunch of fresh coriander and a pinch of salt and pepper. Also moisten a slice of bread, squeeze any excess moisture Our and either add to the Thermomix bowl or grate into you chopped mix. Mix these together, either by a quick blast in the Thermomix or stir together if making by hand, then in a separate bowl, take 500g of 20% fat Lamb mince, you need the fat to keep the patties moist.

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This is the fun bit, get you hands in there and make sure it is all blended together, I form these into 12 long patties – 4 each for us tonight ๐Ÿ˜Š ย I put these into the fridge for a couple of hours for the flavours to develop and let’s them firm up. These can be frozen at this stage, so they can be cooked when you need something quick.

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Heat up the griddle till very hot, place the patties on and ย cook for a good few minutes on each side, till cooked through.

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Whilst this is happening, make your dough for the flatbreads, I am using 2 standard coffee mugs of plain flour, and 1 of plain natural yoghurt (I use Aldi Greek yoghurt), mix these 2 ingredients together with a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of olive oil – this makes a lovely smooth dough, this quantity makes 12, but use the ratio 2/1 for whatever quantity you would like to make.

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which should be left for 20 minutes before breaking into golf ball sized pieces and rolling out very thinly – on a medium heated Tawa or frying pan, with no oil, place one flatbread on and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side till specked brown and puffy – continue till all cooked.

Again these can be frozen ready to grab ๐Ÿค—

img_2239The houmous really is a food blender recipe, I add a tin of drained chick peas, a fat clove of garlic a teaspoon of Tahini, a pinch of salt, a good glug of Olive oil and the juice of half a lemon

blitz till smooth, 2 minutes, speed 5/6, scape down bowl half way through – free free to add a bunch of fresh corriander for a green version.

The salad is based on a middle eastern Fattoush – seeded chopped cucumber and tomatoes – sliced radishes, sliced spring onions, a handful of fiery Rocket leaves, a whole pack of chopped coriander and a good amount of chopped mint leaves, a sprinkle of salt and pepper and mix together.

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I have a shop bought garlic and corriander wrap to use up, I toast one in the oven till crisp, then break into small shards – this is mixed with the salad just before serving to ensure they stay crisp.

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Drizzle with pomegranate molasses and a shake of sumac, a lemoney lush spice just before serving.

This is in no way traditional but the flavours are bright and fresh and lovely.

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Serve ย in separate bowls so everyone can help themselves – lovely midweek treat.

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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