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Recipe Name: Arabic Sesame Lamb Meatballs With Mint Yoghurt Submitted by: Administrator
Source: Source Description:
Ethnicity: Last Modified: 2/22/2014
Base: Comments:
Preparation Time:
Number of Servings: 1

1 Minced onion
1 Garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 Teaspoon(s) Olive oil
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Dried mint, crumbled
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Salt
1/4 Teaspoon(s) ground allspice
A pinch of cinnamon
1/2 Kilogram(s) Minced lamb
1 Cup(s) Fine fresh bread crumbs
1 Egg, beaten lightly
2 Tablespoon(s) Dried currants, optional
1/4 Cup(s) Black sesame seeds**
1/4 Cup(s) White sesame seeds, toasted
2 Cup(s) Plain yogurt
1/4 Cup(s) Packed fresh mint leaves
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Salt, or to taste
Saut the onion and garlic in the olive oil in a non-stick frypan until
golden then transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the mint,, salt,
allspice, cinnamon, lamb, breadcrumbs, egg and currants (if using) and
using your hands, combine the ingredients thoroughly. Shape the mince
mixture into tablespoon size balls and set aside. Roll half the
meatballs in black sesame seeds and roll the remainder in white sesame
seeds. Transfer the meatballs to a baking tray and bake at 220c. for
10 minutes until golden and cooked through. Alternatively, you can pan
fry the meatballs in olive or peanut oil. To make the yoghurt,
transfer the yoghurt mixture to a sieve that has been lined with some
muslin or cheesecloth and set over a bowl, covered and chilled for
three hours. Discard the liquid in the bowl and transfer yoghurt
cheese to bowl. Add fresh mint and salt and stir well. Serve the
cooked meatballs with the yoghurt. Converted by MC_Buster. Per
serving: 525 Calories (kcal); 27g Total Fat; (45% calories from fat);
25g Protein; 48g Carbohydrate; 249mg Cholesterol; 2420mg Sodium Food
Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 1 Fruit; 4 1/2
Fat; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrates Converted by MM_Buster v2.0n.

Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
Calories: 2036
Calories From Fat: 846
Total Fat: 94.4g
Cholesterol: 550.4mg
Sodium: 4531.1mg
Potassium: 3722mg
Carbohydrates: 145.8g
Fiber: 16.9g
Sugar: 57.6g
Protein: 150.1g

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