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Spicy Kofte

Photo: Karry Hosford
Yield 6 servings
This meat on a skewer is a specialty of the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Processing the lamb together with all the ingredients and refrigerating allows the flavors to mingle. Though traditionally cooked over an open fire, the skewers can also be cooked in a 450° oven. Serve with pita bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound leg of lamb, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 (2-ounce) slices whole wheat nut bread (such as Arnold Health Nut)
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 180
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 5.6 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • monofat 2.2 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 18.6 g
  • carbohydrate 14.1 g
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • cholesterol 50 mg
  • iron 3.6 mg
  • sodium 565 mg
  • calcium 57 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place all ingredients except cooking spray in a food processor; process until smooth. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours.

  2. Prepare grill.

  3. Divide meat mixture into 6 equal portions. Roll each portion into a 6-inch rope. Insert an 8-inch skewer through center of each rope.

  4. Place kebabs on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until done.