Lamb Koftas with Couscous and Yogurt Sauce

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Lamb Koftas with Couscous and Yogurt Sauce
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
50 min.
Preparation

Ingredients

for
4
For the lamb koftas
300 grams
1
1
½ bunch
Cilantro (finely chopped)
1
Garlic clove (finely chopped)
1 teaspoon
2 tablespoons
freshly ground Pepper
For the couscous
350 grams
Couscous (cooked)
2
100 grams
2 tablespoons
Cilantro (finely chopped)
3 tablespoons
Parsley (finely chopped)
Olive oil (cold pressed)
Pepper (freshly ground)
3 tablespoons
Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
For the yogurt sauce
150 grams
1 tablespoon
fresh Cilantro (chopped)
2 teaspoons
fresh Peppermint (chopped)
½ teaspoon
grated Lemon peel

Preparation steps

1.

For the lamb koftas: Soak the bread in a little lukewarm water. Squueze the bread dry and place in a bowl with minced lamb, egg, cilantro, chopped garlic and curry powder. If necessary add bread crumbs so that the mixture is easy to shape. Season with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a skillet, shape the lamb mixture into patties and saute 3 minutes per side.

2.

For the couscous: Rinse the peppers, halve lengthwise and remove the seeds and white ribs and cut into small cubes. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a pan and saute the peppers over medium heat, stirring occasionally until tender,  5-6 minutes. Stir in the pine nuts and cook briefly. Add the couscous and herbs, and saute, stirring for 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the lemon juice and serve with the koftas and the yogurt sauce.

3.

For the yogurt sauce: Mix all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.