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Lamb koftas with cauliflower rice salad

Today we had another post planned but, to be honest, we got caught up in the latest season of Grey’s Anatomy this weekend and when we tried to take the pictures we had planned for today there wasn’t enough light. So… here you have the recipe that we had prepared for Thursday. A recipe that is perfect for people who love TV marathons, crawling up in the sofa and procrastination. Sometimes you just need a quick fix and just as this post has sorted out today’s publication, this recipe can sort out your dinners or lunches when you don’t have a lot of time to cook but you still want something delicious and good for you.

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In fact this is a mix of two recipes we found in the book Chef on a diet. Fear not, the book has nothing to do with bland, boiled vegetables and boring, colourless food. Quite the opposite. It has lots of delicious, spicy, mouth-watering food. And every recipe in the book is great for you if, like us, you spend a fair amount of time reading or watching TV shows in the sofa and you love eating out. You have to find the balance in order to avoid becoming a kofta – shaped couch potato.

For the cauliflower salad you will need:
1/2 cauliflower
A handful of pomegranate seeds
1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Squeeze of lemon juice (or lime if you are feeling fancy)
2 spring onions, sliced

Discard the hard core and stalks from the cauliflower. Grind the rest in a food processor until it looks like rice. Heat a large pan over medium heat and add the extra virgin olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the cauliflower and cook for five minutes stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and let it cool down. Finally mix the pomegranate seeds, lemon juice and spring onion into the cauliflower rice.  There you have your salad.

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Now onto the lamb koftas. You will need:
250 g lamb mince
15 g pine nuts
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 garlic clove, grated
1/4 teaspoon chilli powder

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Shape into little balls, cover and refrigerate for a few minutes. Just before eating , heat up a griddle pan over a high heat and grill the koftas until golden brown… or slightly burnt as we like them. This will take about 12 minutes.

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Serve everything together and enjoy! The pomegranate seeds add a lovely crunchy, slightly acid touch to the cauliflower rice. Pomegranates are on season now so this is a great way of incorporating them into your menu.

We promise we will keep up with our schedule from now on. But excuse us, we have five episodes left of Grey’s Anatomy. It’s better to binge watch them now and get rid of them as soon as possible, right?


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