1 lb ground lamb
2 tbsp + 2 ½ tsp Spice Tree Organics Istanbuli Kofta spice
1 medium onion finely chopped or grated (juices drained)
¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
Salt to taste (we like 1 tsp)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Thoroughly mix all the spices, onion, and parsley into the meat. Chill meat mixture for one hour.
Preheat broiler or grill. Depending on the size of kofta you prefer, divide the meat mixture into 6 or 8 portions. Using a skewer or butter knife, mold the kofta around the skewer into a long sausage shape. If butter knife was used, carefully pull the kofta off of the knife without ruining the shape. Place the koftas onto a hot broiler pan or grill. Cook for approximately 5 to 8 minutes until browned on the surface. Turn kofta and cook an additional 4 minutes until cooked through.
Enjoy alongside bulgur pilaf and Turkish shepherd’s salad.