This recipe comes from Jamie Oliver's Jamie at Home cookbook (still one of my favorites) and it is one of my first lamb dishes I've made. My husband and I both enjoyed these wraps a lot. They were very flavorful and the spiced lamb was complimented well by the tangy, cool yogurt and the fresh vegetables. Below is my slightly modified recipe, which will make four wraps.
Spiced lamb and pistachio kofta wraps
about 1/3 cup shelled, salted pistachios
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon ground cumin
zest of 1 lemon (then cut lemon into wedges for serving)
good pinch of sea salt and a few grinds of fresh cracked black pepper
1 lb ground lamb
2 cups mixed salad greens, such as mixed baby Romaine
grape tomatoes, halved
about 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
4 tablespoons plain whole milk yogurt
4 large whole wheat flour tortillas (or flatbreads), warmed
Combine the pistachios, thyme, red pepper, cumin, lemon zest, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until the pistachios are broken down, but before they turn into a meal/powder. Place the mixture in a large bowl along with the ground lamb. Mix with your hands until combined and then form into about 1-inch balls. Then you can either place the koftas onto a skewer and grill until cooked through, or cook in a hot skillet with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil until cooked through.
When the lamb is finished, place about 3-4 koftas onto your tortilla along with some salad greens, tomatoes, mint leaves, onion, yogurt, and feta. Squeeze a lemon wedge over the top. Fold your wrap and enjoy.
What was I cooking one year ago?: five bean salad
Two years ago?: roasted cream of mushroom soup