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Doner kebab

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  • Serves 6

Make your own version of this takeaway favourite, complete with chilli and garlic sauces. Serve your homemade doner kebab with pitta bread and shredded cabbage

Nutrition: Per serving (not including pittas and sides)
NutrientUnit
kcal222
fat12g
saturates5g
carbs9g
sugars1g
fibre1g
protein18g
salt0.32g
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Ingredients

  • 500g lamb mince
  • 1 small onion, coarsely grated
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced or finely grated
  • 100g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • sunflower oil for oiling

To serve

  • pitta breads, shredded red or white cabbage, sliced onion, chopped tomatoes, pickled chillies, chilli sauce (see recipe below), garlic sauce (see recipe below), tahini

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Tip all the ingredients except the oil into a food processor with a large pinch of salt and lots of ground pepper. Pulse until everything is combined and chopped together. You can also just squish everything together in a bowl but this will give you a looser finish.

  • STEP 2

    Oil a large sheet of foil, tip the meat mix in the middle and mould to a very thick sausage, roughly the shape of an aubergine. Roll up the foil tightly, twisting up the ends to create a Christmas cracker shape.

  • STEP 3

    Lay on a shallow roasting tin and roast in the oven for 35-40 mins, turning occasionally, or until a digital cooking thermometer reads 75C when pierced in the middle. Leave the kebab to cool a little, then unwrap the foil. Place back on the tray and brown under the grill or with a blowtorch.

  • STEP 4

    Place on a board and carve into thin slices. For full doner mode, you can hold the kebab up with a roasting fork or metal skewer and carve. Serve with warm pitta bread and any of the other accompaniments, including our chilli sauce and garlic yogurt sauce.

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