Shanghai Family Magazine: Lamb Kafta with Yogurt Sauce

Shanghai Family Magazine: Lamb Kafta with Yogurt Sauce

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Shanghai Family Magazine September’s issue is out! Enjoy this recipe for a Grilled Lamb Kafta from the Swiss Butchery this weekend!

Don’t put away those grills just yet Shanghai! Great weather and lots of sun are still in the forecast through October. However, I’m sure you’ve grilled a fair share of burgers and hotdogs this year. So how about introducing a new and delicious Mediterranean dish to your family tonight? 

Lamb Kafta with Yogurt Sauce l Recipe Nomad

Lamb Kafta is my family’s favorite Mediterranean grilled meat. Kafta is a traditional Lebanese lamb dish that mixes ground lamb with spices, onions and parsley which is then grilled. It’s simple, delicious and will be the highlight of your next barbecue!
 
I was thrilled when I found out that Swiss Butchery offers ground lamb that can be prepared with the right meat to fat ratio- a key factor for perfectly moist Kafta. Just ask the butchers at Swiss Butchery for ground lamb shoulder meat which has the best marbling of fat for moist and delicious Lamb Kafta
 
Serve the grilled Lamb Kafta with a generous helping of Yogurt Sauce, a cucumber-tomato salad and of course pita bread. 
 
If you don’t have a grill, you can also cook it in a skillet or even in the oven. 
Lamb Kafta with Yogurt Sauce

Kafta is a traditional Lebanese lamb dish that mixes ground lamb with spices, onions and parsley which is then grilled. It's simple, delicious and will be the highlight of your next barbecue!

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

1 hr, 20 Total Time

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Ingredients

    Lamb Kafta
  • 2lb (1 kilo) Ground Lamb Shoulder (60% meat, 40% fat)
  • 1 onion, shredded
  • 1 bunch Parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped Mint
  • 1/2 tablespoon Allspice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 16 Wooden Skewers
  • Yogurt Sauce
  • 1 cup (250ml) Yogurt
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, seeded, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, choose
  • 1/2 Lemon, juiced

Instructions

    Lamb Kafta:
  1. Use your hands to mix together all of the ingredients.
  2. Shape the mixture into 3" (8cm) log-shaped sausages.
  3. Refrigerate for 1 hour so the meat holds together.
  4. Meanwhile soak the wooden skewers in water to prevent them from burning when grilling. Then insert the skewers into the meat.
  5. Turn grill on high to heat up. Add the skewers and reduce the heat to low.
  6. Grill the Kafta for 4-6 minutes then turn them to grill the other side for 4-6 minutes.
  7. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  8. Yogurt Sauce
  9. Mix together all of the ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  10. This can be made the night before
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2 Comments on Shanghai Family Magazine: Lamb Kafta with Yogurt Sauce

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Oct 01, 2016 at 8:06 AM

That's awesome! I really hope you like this recipe as much as we did!

Penny..mollys mom said : Guest Report Oct 01, 2016 at 6:03 AM

Just found some ground lamb in the freezer..we buy 1/2 lamb from friends..so this is the best..happy eating for us this weekend

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