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This is very popular Mediterranean dish. In Lebanon it’s called Kafta, but you also can hear called in other regions – Kofta. Whatever you decide to call it, it still will be very delicious.
Shish KaftaCourse: MainCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy
2 lbs. of ground beef or lamb, 15% of fat. You can substitute for lamb or mix beef and lamb 50/50.
1 medium onion, chopped or minced in a food processor
2 cloves of garlic, pressed or finely grated
1 cup of parsley, finely chopped or minced in a food processor
1 tbsp. of sea salt
1 tsp. of ground coriander
1 tsp of allspice
1 tsp of black pepper
1 1/2 tsp of ground cumin
1 tsp. of ground cloves
A pinch of ground nutmeg
1 tsp. of cinnamon
- For serving
Fresh vegetables or salad
Let’s make it
- Mix all the ingredients together very well.
- Form a fist size ball and distribute on the skewers making to look like a flat sausage. Flat, wider skewers are the best for this job, but regular ones will do the job.
- Grill on preheated grill up to at least 450 F from both sides flipping occasionally. Try not to move kafta before it gets a nice char from the side it’s cooking, it will prevent from breaking apart.
- Serve with on the grill warmed pita bread with hummus and fresh or pickled vegetables.