Here you are......a Lebanese Meatball! From the look, it was look like the Italian meatball that seen on top of spaghetti. But, for the taste, it was different. Kofta was tasted a little like kebab.
I got the recipe from my friend, Selly, and some addition spices from me.
This time, I made it from ground turkey which is alot healthier than beef or lamb. But, the originally this dish made from lamb.
It was good tho, eventually, I will have more various menu now ;).
Source: Selly Malouf (with little changes by me)
250 gr of ground turkey
1 tsp of ground cumin
1/2 tsp of ground coriander
1/4 tsp of ground ginger
1/2 tsp of salt (or to taste)
1/2 tsp of ground cayenne (optional)
2 cloves of garlic, mashed
1 piece of onion, diced
3 stalks of parsley (the leaves only), chopped
3/4 can of tomato paste
300 ml of water
a pinch of salt
a pinch of parsley
In a medium bowl, combine tomato paste, warm water and salt. Toss it until the sauce is thickened. Ready to use.
In a big bowl, mix ground turkey, cumin, coriander, ginger, cayenne, garlic, onion and parsley until thoroughly mixed. Season with salt, to taste.
Shape it into ball form. Put it into baking pan. Pour in the sauce until all the meatball coated with the sauce. Top it with tomato slices.
Bake it in the preheated oven 350`F for about 20 minutes or until the meatballs are brown. Remove it from the oven, garnish it with parsley, if desire. Serve it with warm rice.