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Spiced lamb and mint meatballs with lemon yoghurt


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Serves

4

Prep Time

15

Cook Time

8

Ingredients

600g Lean minced lamb
Zest of 1 and juice of half a lemon
½ cup Mint leaves, chopped
1 tsp Ground cumin
1 tsp Ground coriander
1 cup Greek yoghurt
Grilled lemon wedges, baked potatoes and spinach or chard, to serve

Method

1 Mix the lamb with the lemon zest, mint, cumin and coriander and season with salt and pepper. Roll into meatballs roughly the size of a walnut.
2 Mix the yoghurt and lemon juice together and season with salt and pepper.
3 Preheat a large, lidded frying pan over a moderate heat. Gently roll the meatballs in some olive oil and cook for 4 minutes or until nicely browned. Cover with a lid, reduce the heat to low and cook for 4 minutes or until cooked through.
4 Serve the meatballs with the lemon yoghurt, grilled lemon wedges, baked potatoes and sautéed spinach or chard.

Tips

1 For a next day work or school lunch, try the meatballs on a roll with some hommous, lettuce, tomato and grated carrot.
2 The meatballs can be made a day ahead and refrigerated until required.