Lamb koftas with tzatziki


500 g premium/trim minced lamb
small onion, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon continental parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon coriander, chopped
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon allspice, ground
1/4 teaspoon ginger, ground
1/4 teaspoon cardamom, ground
1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground
1/2 teaspoon paprika, ground

1 Lebanese cucumber
salt and black pepper
200 g low-fat natural yoghurt
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon dried mint, or
3 tablespoons freshly-chopped mint
2 teaspoons lemon juice

1. To make tzatziki, cut cucumbers in half and scoop out the seeds. Coarsely grate cucumber into a bowl. Place in a strainer for 10 minutes and drain off excess liquids. Rinse the cucumber in cold water, drain and pat dry. Add the yoghurt, garlic, mint and lemon juice to the cucumber and mix well. Season and refrigerate.

2. Mix the lamb, herbs and spices in a bowl and season with pepper. Form into patties and barbecue. Serve with the tzatziki…YUMMY !!! Lamb is low in fat and high in iron.

By: John Hart

Master’s In Education” (Disability/Rehab) Newcastle University Australia

“Grad Cert Education” Newcastle University Australia

“Diploma Fitness/Recreation”

“Diploma of Sport and Recreation”

“Cert 4 Personal Training”

“Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach”

Member of ASCA (Australian Strength and Conditioning Association)

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