This was the first recipe I’ve attempted from Stephen Raichlen’s newly released cookbook PLANET BARBECUE.
These koftas are kabobs from Morocco and are made with ground meat, in this case a batch with beef & a batch with lamb. In addition to the ground meet we have flat leaf parsely, cilantro & mint, plus onion, hot paprika, cumin, salt & pepper. The kabobs are formed onto flat skewers & refrigerated. When it is time to grill them the skewers were grilled off the grate by elevating them onto bricks. To accompany the koftas I made a Moroccan Tomato-Olive Relish
and Simple Moroccan Hot Sauce
also from PLANET BARBECUE.
. Lastly I made some grilled cherry tomatoes. The koftas were extremely tasty and moist on the inside. The relish was surprisingly flavorful despite the simple ingredients, and the hot-sauce was extremely hot although the presence of rice & pita bread helped tone things down. I like this style of kabob, it is like a home made sausage without the casing.