Sheftalia lamb, fresh herbs, tzatziki sauce
Greek flavored oval meat balls accompanied by a yogurt based sauce.
IngredientsRecipe for 12. Tapas
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Preparation time: 35 min
Preheat your Four at 425 °F
Finely chop the shallots. Chop the parsley, mint and chives. Mince the garlic.
- Lamb sheftalia
In a hot skillet with olive oil, sweat the shallots. Deglaze with the white wine and then let it reduce a bit to burn off the alcohol. Remove from the heat. Add the herbs and let it all cool down. Add the lamb and oregano and then season with salt and pepper. Make oval patties with the mix and then place them on an oven proof tray and transfer to the oven for 15-20 minutes.
- Tzatziki sauce
Peel the cucumber and then cut it into strips. Salt it and let it sit for 1 hour. Rinse them, pat them dry and then grate them.
In a mixing bowl, combine the minced garlic, the yogurt, the olive oil and the vinegar and mix well. Clean the dill, then chop it and add it to the mixing bowl. Rectify the seasoning. Serve nice and cold.
In small individual bowls, place the tzatziki in the bottom and then place 5 meat balls on top. Finalise the dish by garnishing with Italian parsley. Garnish as well with the cucumber strips.
A classic Greek flavor profile, feel free to use your imagination and experiment with different herbs and spices. Why not try a different protein?