Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Spiced lamb, Tomato And Cucumber Salsa Wrap

We had another wrap dinner, this time with my favourite spiced lamb mince (see spiced lamb, sultanas and pine nuts in filo pastry and spiced lamb, sultanas and pine nuts and spinach pinwheel pie). It settled my craving for both lamb and carbs on a rather chilly night.

You may change the ingredients around to suit your taste; use beef or chicken mince instead and serve it with your favourite salsa.

Apart from the other two dishes I mentioned earlier; you can also use this delicious spiced lamb mince as a sauce for pasta or noodles, base for shepherd's pie and filling for pie or empanada.

recipe from the tummies' kitchen
serves 4
you'll need;
500g of minced lamb
1/2 an onions, finely diced
1/2 an onion, slic
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 tbs of cumin powder
1/2 tbs of coriander powder
1/4 tbs of cinnamon powder
1 tbs of hot paprika powder
1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
2 tbs of yoghurt
2 tbs of tomato puree
salt and pepper to taste
chopped coriander leaves
a handful of baby coz lettuce
8 to 10 shop bought flat breads 

for the salsa;
2 large tomatoes, diced
1 continental/telegraph cucumber, diced
1 spanish onion, finely diced
2 tbs of chopped coriander leaves
2 tbs of chopped mint leaves
4 tbs of olive oil
juice from half a lemon
salt and pepper to taste

for the yoghurt sauce;
3/4 of a cup of Greek yoghurt
a handful of mint leaves, finely shredded
1/2 tbs of cumin powder
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 tbs of grated lemon rind
salt and pepper to taste

Prepare the onion, season the lamb mince with a little salt and pepper.

Saute onion and garlic til lightly brown then add in the minced lamb and continue to cook til lamb is no longer pink.

Add spice, tomato puree and yoghurt, continue to cook for 5 minutes.

Add sliced onions and season well, turn off the heat and allow to cool down slightly when the onion is soften.

While waiting for the spiced lamb mince to cool down, prepare the salsa by combining all the ingredients in a large bowl, check for seasonings and set aside. Also prepare the yoghurt sauce.

Place a tortilla or flat bread on the workbench, place some lettuce over then top with some of the spiced lamb mince, salsa and yoghurt sauce.

They can then be rolled up and eaten as they are or lightly grill on a hot plate which is how we like it.

Serve wraps with extra salsa on the side.

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I know my family would love this just like you made it. I have been ito wraps lately. It looks amazing! It seems easier to make instead of kabobs. I can't wait to take a bite!


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