Spiced Lamb with Tzatziki

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Spiced NIFQA lamb kebabs seasoned with paprika, cumin and garlic served on a slice of pitta with a side of refreshing tzatziki, creating the perfect summer meal!

Preparation

40 Mins

Cooking

20 Mins

Serves

4

Oven Temp

180

Ingredients

Spiced lamb

4 NI FQA lamb leg steaks

2 tsp paprika

1 tsp ground cumin

1 clove garlic

2 tbsp olive oil

1 lime


Tzatziki

½ cucumber

250g Greek style yogurt

1 garlic clove

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve

1 tbsp dill or use mint plus extra to serve Salt and black pepper

Method
  • To make the tzatziki: peel, deseed and grate the cucumber, use a clean muslin or tea towel and squeeze any liquid out of the cucumber and discard, then put the pulp into a bowl.
  • Crush the garlic clove and stir in the yogurt, olive oil, freshly chopped dill and salt.  Chill for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavours to come together.
  • Taste and check the seasoning before serving with a swirl of olive oil and a little extra chopped dill. Allow to chill.
  • Meanwhile make the spiced lamb by peeling and finely chopping the garlic clove and mixing it with the paprika, cumin, olive oil and juice of ½ lime and season well.  Cut the lamb into cubes and add it to ensure it’s coated and allow to marinate for 1 hour or overnight.
  • Thread the lamb pieces onto a soaked wooden skewer and heat a griddle pan until really hot before adding the lamb.  Cook until golden and slightly charred. Add the remaining lime juice to the pan and allow to sizzle.
  • Serve with the chilled tzatziki and a Greek salad for a delicious supper.
  • Greek salad: Simply combine 4 vine tomatoes, quartered, with ½ cucumber, cut into chunks, ½ red onion thinly sliced, 12 kalamata olives, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 85 g feta cheese, cubed and 2 tablespoons extra virgin greek olive oil. Season well!

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