I was wondering what to do with a package of fresh lamb in the fridge and happened to watch Jamie Oliver making Grilled Lamb Kofta Kebabs on his show over the weekend. The Single Chef Guy does an excellent recap here. The grilled kebabs were full flavored and spicy and served on flatbread with some yogurt. I was feeling ambitious and made this delicious Spinach Raita with Toasted Cumin which can be eaten as a side as well as piled on over the kebabs.
The recipe included this delicious relish of thinly sliced onion and parsley lightly pickled with a drizzle of lemon, some sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper. It was bright and zingy and added a penetratingly green herby flavor from the parsley.
Here’s a simple recipe for Naan Bread which requires a bit of time because you have to let the dough sit and rise a couple of times, but it is very do-able. Trust me, if I can do it, anyone can… It cooked quickly on the grill too.
Yum, the finished product, Kofta Lamb Kebab Wrap topped with some of the spinach raita, fresh mint leaves and a good squeeze of lemon juice. The different components of the wrap combined to make a flavorful and fresh tasting dish that blended together really well.