Moroccan kofte with spicy tomato sauce

Moroccan kofte with spicy tomato sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Uncooked kofte can be frozen
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
316
protein
27g
carbs
8g
fat
20g
saturates
9g
fibre
2g
sugar
6g
salt
0.5g

Ingredients

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

For the sauce

  • 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

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Method

  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).

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2010

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pugliablue's picture
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Really tasty and fairly easy to make. Well, I managed to make it while camping so it can't be that difficult!

tonykerr's picture
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Were really good. Added a bit of ground cumin, bit of tomato puree and some fresh coriander to the kofte. Used some sambal instead of harissa. Hell of a spicy kick! Will definately be making again.

wainui's picture
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Yummy, my husband wants to know when I'll be making them again

nickijhill's picture
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Made these for dinner last night exactly as recipe states and they were delicious! Served with couscous and pittas to mop up sauce. My husband even said they were better than the ones we had at the Persian restaurant the other weekend. Will def make again!

lisa_stone's picture
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Tasted lovely and even the kids enjoyed it!

siaimaiava's picture
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Yummy! Added cumin and substituted mint for fresh parsley in the mince mix and used a tin of plum tomatoes, fennel seeds and fresh chilli in the sauce. Didn't have any harissa but it tasted great regardless.

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