2017-08-21
Pistachio and pear koftas
larger imageMove mouse over the image to magnify

Pistachio and pear koftas

(0 rating - rate this recipe)
An abundance of variations exist for this idea and these koftas, in one shape or another, appear at our barbecues whenever we entertain. Simply peruse the pantry, gather up friendly flavours and stir them in. They are rarely the same twice, so tweak as you please.
<b>Prep:</b> 15 mins Prep: 15 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 18 mins Cook: 18 mins
Serves 6-8 Serves 6-8
Excellent source of iron Excellent source of iron
email
Comment print

Ingredients

  • 1 x 400-500 gram tub prepared, chilled falafel mix
  • 500 grams lamb mince
  • 1 egg
  • ½-¾ cup pistachio nuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup currants
  • 1/3 cup finely diced dried pear or apricots
  • ¼ cup finely chopped coriander roots and/or leaves

Mint and cumin yoghurt

  • 1 cup unsweetened plain yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons finely sliced fresh mint
  • 1-2 teaspoons cumin seeds, toasted

Method

Mix together the falafel mix, lamb, egg, pistachio nuts, currants, pears or apricots and coriander.

Mould half-cupfuls into sausage shapes around pre-soaked bamboo skewers. If time permits, refrigerate for 10 minutes to allow the mix to 'set'. Make the sauce in this time.

Heat a well-greased barbeque hot plate and cook the koftas over a moderate heat for around 15 minutes, turning regularly so they cook right through without burning.

Serve on a bed of sliced tomatoes, scattered with crumbled feta cheese, black olives and watercress leaves.

Accompany with the Mint and Cumin Yoghurt.
 

Mint and Cumin Yoghurt

Stir the yoghurt mint and cumin seeds together and season with a pinch of salt or a squeeze of lemon juice.

This recipe is courtesy of Allyson Gofton's cookbook, Good Food Made Simple, photography by Alan Gillard
 
  • Suitable Cuts
  • Nutrition

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 267g
Energy kJ (kcal) 1493 (356)
Protein (g) 23.5
Fat (g) 20.5
Saturated (g)
6.2
Carbohydrate (g) 16.5
Sugars (g)
8.5
Sodium (mg) 607
Iron (mg) 4.6
Zinc (mg) 3.6
Vitamin B12 (ug) 1.5
Vitamin D (ug) N/A
Selenium (ug) 5.2

You may also like these recipes...

Coriander-Spiced Kebabs
Serves: 4
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Suitable Cuts: Rump Steak, Sirloin Steak, Scotch Fillet
BBQ Ginger Lamb Satays with Thai Dipping Sauce
Serves: 4
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Suitable Cuts: Lamb Leg Steaks, Lamb Rump
Beef Kebabs with Southern Spice Rub
Serves: Makes 12 Skewers
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Suitable Cuts: Rump, Sirloin, Scotch Fillet
Easy Lamb Koftas
Serves: 10
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Suitable Cuts: Beef or Lamb Mince

Comments & Reviews

 

SIGN UP TO RECEIVE REGULAR RECIPE INSPIRATION DIRECT TO YOUR EMAIL

Name
Email*
 

BEEF + LAMB NEW ZEALAND

PO BOX 33 648
TAKAPUNA, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
FREEPHONE

0800 733 466

enquiries@beeflambnz.co.nz

facebook twitterpinterestinstagram