I love shared dishes as they bring people together and highlight the importance of eating as a family. This is a no fuss meal, which is suitable for all ages. I like to include spices in my cooking as it exposes children to different flavours, the cinnamon adds a lovely sweetness. As with any recipe adjust to taste, if you prefer beef mince or a different spice, change it up to suit your family.
600g organic lamb mince
1 small carrot, finely grated
1 small onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
½ tsp dried parsley
½ tsp sweet paprika
2-3 Gem Lettuces
1 tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Greek Yoghurt or Tzatziki
1. Place mince, egg, carrot, onion, garlic and herbs/spices in a bowl and combine. If you’re children are sensitive to texture, you could blitz the carrot, onion and garlic in a processor until smooth before combining with the rest of the ingredients.
2. Shape your mixture into mini kofta’s. Makes approx 25.
3. Heat oil in a pan and cook kofta’s in batches. Around 3 mins each side, or until cooked through.
4. Arrange lettuce cups and kofta’s on a large platter. Scatter with cucumber and pomegranates. Serve with good quality greek yoghurt or tzatziki.