A few days ago I had a craving for a turkish pizza, Lahmacun, but I didn't want any pizza dough or bread, so I updated the ingredients for the topping to my taste and made this delicious and suculent koftas, a middle eastern meatball that can be eaten hot or cold, and they are perfect for a picnic. You can serve these with some yogurt (previousy dressed with salt, peper and choped garlic)
One of the main ingredients is Ras el hanout, an extremely aromatic blend of spices from the middle east, widely used and with a distintive flavour, the blend includes cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, chilli, coriander, pepper,cloves and turmeric which gives the blend a wonderful yellow colour. Its available in moroccan deli shops, and you can also add it to couscous ad rice.
250g minced lamb
1/4 finly chopped onion
1/4 finely chopped red pepper
1/4 finely chopped red chilli
1/2 garlic clove
5 or 6 sprigs of chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ras el-hanout
1/4 teaspoon ground dried coriander
1 egg, beaten
Mix all the ingredients, and put them in a sieve over a bowl to get rid of the excess liquid and let it marinate for at least 1/2 hour in fridge, for the flavours to combine.