Customers’ desires for international flavors are highlighted in this Middle-Eastern inspired skewer. Fresh ground American Lamb marries well with a variety of herbs and spices making it an the perfect partner for flavorful dishes from around the world.
Ground American Lamb - 4 pounds
Small red onion, peeled, finely diced - 1 medium
Lime juice - 3 ounces
Flat leaf parsley, leaves only, finely chopped - 3 bunches
Ground coriander - 3/4 teaspoon
Ground cinnamon - 3/4 teaspoon
Cayenne - 3/4 teaspoon
Allspice - 3/4 teaspoon
Cardamom - 3/4 teaspoon
Sea or kosher salt and black pepper - to taste
Pita bread rounds - 12
Extra virgin olive oil - as needed
Sumac, ground - 1 teaspoon
Minted Citrus-Fennel-Couscous Salad - 1-1/2 quarts
Mix together lamb, onion, lime juice and parsley. Season with coriander, cinnamon, cayenne, allspice, cardamom, salt and pepper. Refrigerate lamb mixture to chill. Once chilled, shape into 24 approximately 3-ounce flattened patties. Wrap around skewers. Grill or cook in skillet with a little oil until done, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.