Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Moroccan kofte with spicy tomato sauce recipe

The Middle Eastern Food Kitchen (The home of delicious Middle Eastern Food Recipes) invites you to try Moroccan kofte with spicy tomato sauce Recipe. Enjoy tasty recipes and learn how to make Moroccan kofte with spicy tomato sauce.

Bring out a big dish to share next time you have friends over - you can make the sauce and kofte ahead to keep it stress-free

Serves 4
Easily doubled
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins
Freezable (Uncooked kofte can be frozen)


500g pack minced lamb
1 small red onion , finely chopped
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tbsp chopped mint


1 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove , finely chopped
2 x 400g cans chopped tomato
1-2 tsp harissa
1 tsp sugar
200g tub Greek yogurt
2 tbsp toasted pine nuts


1. Soak eight wooden skewers in water for 20 minutes, to stop them burning.

2. Using your hands, mix the meat in a bowl with the onion, coriander, mint and plenty of seasoning. Shape into 8 sausages, about 10cm long, then thread a bamboo skewer through the centre of each.

3. To make the sauce, heat the oil in a pan, add the garlic and briefly fry. Add tomatoes, harissa, sugar and seasoning. Simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 mins until sauce has thickened.

4. Grill the kofte for 6-8 mins, turning until they are nicely browned (be careful not to burn the skewers). Spoon the sauce over a warm platter, drizzle over the yogurt and put the kofte on top. Scatter with pine nuts and serve with pittas or couscous (recipe, below).


Seven-minute couscous
Tip 200g couscous into a bowl and stir in 2 tsp stock powder. Pour on 300ml boiling water, cover and leave for 4 mins until the water is absorbed. Fluff up with a fork, then add juice 1 lemon, bunch chopped coriander and a drizzle olive oil.

Get ahead
The uncooked kofte will keep in the fridge alongside the tomato sauce for 24 hours.

Nutrition Per Serving
316 kcalories, protein 27g, carbohydrate 8g, fat 20 g, saturated fat 9g, fibre 2g, sugar 6g, salt 0.5 g

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2010.

More Middle Eastern Recipes:

Lamb kofte tagine
DIY kofta burgers
Low-fat Kofta Curry
Lamb Kofta
Spicy lamb kofta kebabs with houmous dressing
Moroccan meatballs with herb couscous

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