Saturday, April 30, 2011

Quick Lamb Kofta with Harissa Yogurt Sauce Recipe


The Arabic Food Recipes kitchen (The Home of Delicious Arabic Food Recipes) invites you to try Quick Lamb Kofta with Harissa Yogurt Sauce Recipe.  Enjoy Middle Eastern barbecue and learn how to make Quick Lamb Kofta with Harissa Yogurt Sauce.  

YIELD: 4 servings (serving size: 3 patties, about 1/4 cup sauce, and about 1/3 cup rice)
PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES
COURSE: Main Dishes

Ingredients

Rice:
1 (3 1/2-ounce) bag boil-in-bag jasmine rice
1 teaspoon saffron threads
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions

Kofta:
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons grated fresh onion
2 tablespoons 2% Greek-style plain yogurt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound lean ground lamb
Cooking spray

Sauce:
1/2 cup 2% Greek-style plain yogurt
1/4 cup chopped bottled roasted red bell pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

1. To prepare rice, cook boil-in-bag jasmine rice and saffron in boiling water according to package directions. Drain; fluff rice with a fork. Sprinkle with green onions.
2. While rice cooks, prepare kofta. Combine cilantro and next 9 ingredients (through lamb); shape into 12 oblong patties.
3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; cook 10 minutes or until done, turning occasionally to brown on all sides.
4. While kofta cooks, prepare sauce. Combine 1/2 cup yogurt and remaining ingredients. Serve sauce with kofta and rice.

Lia Huber, Cooking Light
APRIL 2010

More Arabic Food Recipes:

Lamb Chops with Tahini Sauce
Lamb kebabs
Beef kebabs with yoghurt & mint
Lamb kebabs with couscous and mint-yoghurt sauce
Beef kofta with saffron yoghurt
Moroccan kofte with spicy tomato sauce

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