International Recipe: Kofta

Kofta is a typical Middle-Eastern popular dish; it’s tasty meatballs served on a skewer, which are usually made with lamb meat or  beef and lamb mixedtogether. These meatballs are characterized by a very rich and full-bodied taste, given by the meat and spices, and a pleasant hint mint.

For this type of meat and the spicy seasoning of the recipe we recommend a pairing with Bine Longhe Soave Classico DOC because its flavor can balance well the taste of the dish.

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Ingredients

Mutton chop 640 g

5 Mint leaves

Fresh red chili 1

thyme 3 sprigs

Cumin 8 g

Zest of half a lemon

salt and black pepper

2 cloves garlic

To prepare the kofta finely chop mint leaves, then cut the red chili in half lengthwise, remove the seeds with the tip of a knife and crumble. Place the lamb in a bowl with mint and chili. Add the thyme, cumin and grated rind of half a lemon, crushed garlic and stir with your hands to mix all ingredients. Season with salt and pepper and form into balls about 80 g each with the mixture you have prepared, then put them in spits: these doses are for 8 pieces. When finished, put the grill to heat, then cook the meat 2 minutes per side, turning to cook evenly. After this time, turn off the heat and serve the kofta hot.