Spaghetti with Lamb Koftas
- 1 packet spaghetti
- 16 ounces lamb mince
- 3 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 tablespoon turmeric
- 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1 tsp crushed cumin seeds
- 1 tsp crushed coriander seeds
- 2 tablespoon cracked black pepper
- 1 tsp dried mint
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 2 tablespoon onion flakes
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp paprika
- 2 cans diced fire roasted tomatoes 14.5x2
- 2 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1/2 cut into ribbons baby spinach
Cook spaghetti/pasta according to box directions. While that is cooking, make the koftas.
For lamb Koftas: Mix together lamb mince, 2 tbsp garlic, 1 egg beaten, 1 tbsp turmeric, ¼ cup Panko bread crumbs, 1 tsp each of crushed cumin and coriander seeds,1 tbsp cracked black pepper and 1 tsp dried mint. Shape into balls. Heat aebleskiver pan. Brush with oil in each of the pan cups and put a ball of mince meat on it. Cook rotating halfway till done. It shouldn’t take very long at all so keep watch.
For Herbed panko: Melt butter in the microwave for 10 seconds. Combine ½ cup Panko bread crumbs, 1 tbsp dried basil, 1 tbsp dried parsley, salt, 1 tbsp onion flakes, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp red pepper flakes and 1 tsp paprika. Mix into the melted butter.
For Marinara Sauce: Heat olive oil. Stir in 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic. Let it cook for a few seconds till golden. Take care not to burn it. Add 2 tbsp tomato paste and fry for a min or so till aromatic. Add in 2 canned fire roasted tomatoes, salt, onion flakes, 1 tbsp pepper and cook for 5-6 mins.
Add in lamb koftas into the marinara and simmer on low for 10 mins.
Assembly: Mix in spaghetti with marinara sauce and meatballs. Top with panko mixture. Put in the oven at broil for 3 mins or so till the top is golden. Garnish with spinach ribbons.