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So another week through and i have to say the warm weather is really making me want to spend more time outside! This is why the Gateway Chef has come up with a superb BBQ recipe to try!
Lamb koftas and baba ganoush
For the koftas
500g/1lb lamb mince
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 clove, crushed garlic
1 lime , juice only
1 green , finely chopped chilli
2-3 tbsp freshly chopped coriander
salt and pepper
4-5 tsp vegetable oil, for frying
flatbreads, to serve
For the baba ganoush
2 cloves garlic
4 tbsp tahini
2 lemons , juice only
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
For the koftas, mix the mince with all the other ingredients, except the oil, in a large bowl and use your hands to make golf-ball sized rounds, which you can then mould into long cylinder-like kofta shapes. Place the koftas on a baking tray and transfer to the fridge to chill for a couple of hours.
Heat the vegetable oil in a deep frying pan until hot. Shallow fry the koftas (alternatively cook on a hot barbecue or in an oven preheated to 200C/400F/Gas 6 for 20-25 minutes). When the koftas are cooked through, set them aside to rest until ready to serve.
Meanwhile, make the baba ganoush. Roast the aubergines directly over a gas flame on the hob until the skins are blackened (or use a chef’s blowtorch if you have one) taking care not to burn yourself. Leave to cool for a bit, then peel away the charred skin.
Put the aubergine flesh into a food processor or blender with the garlic, tahini, lemon juice, cumin and some salt and pepper and blend to a rough paste. Transfer to a serving dish, drizzle with the olive oil and scatter with the parsley.
Serve the cooked koftas with the baba ganoush and flatbreads
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Today is national….
Say Something Nice Day and International Go Barefoot Day!!
Say Something Nice Day began in Charleston, South Carolina, when the Mayors of North Charleston and Charleston came together with members of the Charleston-Atlantic Presbytery and the South Carolina Baptist Convention to create a day to be kind to the special people in our lives, like our children. It’s also a day to remember and celebrate people, who provide us with a variety of services, such as bus drivers, healthcare workers and teachers. And, it’s a great opportunity to apologize to people that we might have wronged or hurt through our behaviour. The aim of this special day is to fight against unkindness, bullying and the lack of politeness that dominates society today. The creators hope that this one day of pleasantness will grow, until people are nice to each other everyday.
Set an example and encourage your children to be nice to each other on this day.
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