Recipe courtesy of Rafih Benjelloun

Kofta Kabobs

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  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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2 pounds lean ground lamb or beef

4 stems parsley

1 small onion, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, roasted, peeled, and chopped

1 teaspoon white pepper

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander, optional

Small pinch clove, optional

5 mint leaves, very finely chopped, optional

Kosher salt

Chile flakes, optional


  1. In a large bowl, put the ground meat, flattened in the bowl, add all the ingredients. Knead for at least 5 minutes until all is well mixed. Let the kofta rest for 20 to 30 minutes in a cool place to marinate.
  2. Wet your hand with water. Take the kofta and make a big cigar. Put on a long skewer, in the center. Repeat skewering until done. Cook over a charcoal grill. Serve hot.