This is a simple recipe to make grilled lamb chops and falafel (whats a falafal.....? go read here ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falafel )
a type of veg cutlet tasting thing.. from the land of yummy chick pea recipes ... some where from middle earth.. ahem middle east.
It's an indianized recipe so check your salt and chilly levels.
I saw this recipe from a lifestyle magazine in a saloon.
I love to cook at home (sign......) can't afford those costly restaurants.. cost a bomb
I called and they said it's ok to share it as it's on public domain on their e-magazine.
http://www.youandimag.com Lots of recipes in their.. search for gourmet corner..
Now I copied ingredients verbatim.... so don't say i didnt do anything i typed this entire lot... first instructable so please give some positive feed back... or you will suffer the curse of jingilala....
Step 1: Preparing the Lamb Chops and Herb Sauce
For the lamb chops rub t hem with crushed peppers , salt and olive oil like it really gets in there... and put some more of the mixture over the entire lot and leave for about two hours. This is called marination.
The lamb chops are placed on a stripped and cleaned fridge tray on a metal bucket. put sand and then coals on top in the bucket... is that a sub instructable... ..?
for the sauce ... melt some butter, add herbs.and saute ...for just untill it gets thick and feels like sauce..
( The feel is very important... the feel) don't burn the butter till it smokes.. just sizzles gently...
Step 2: Ingriedients List
lamb chops 2
salt to taste
pepper (crushed) 2 gm
olive oil 5 ml
For herb sauce
mixed fresh herbs 5 gm ( spinach, mint,coriander, + two small tender leaves of Gongura/puntikura (Hibiscus Sabdariffa) <My addition . :) )
butter 40 gm
salt to taste
pepper (crushed) 2 gm
dried chickpeas 60 gm
onion (chopped) 20 gm
garlic (chopped) 10 gm
parsley (chopped) 10 gm
coriander 5 gm
cumin 5 gm
flour 20 gm
Step 3: How to Make the Falafels and Lamb Chops
Soak dried chickpeas overnight in cold water.
Drain chickpeas and place in a pan with fresh water. Bring to boil, keep on
high flame for five minutes and simmer on low flame for an hour.
Combine chickpeas, garlic, onion, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper (to
taste) in medium bowl. Add flour.
Mash chickpeas and mix all ingredients together.
Form the mixture into small balls, about the size of slightly flattened ping
pong balls. you can make'em larger if you wish
Fry in two inches of oil at 3500 Celsius until golden brown. Serve hot.
Grill the lamb as you like.. crusty or soft and runny... ... but lucky if you can grill in your yard on coals...
I grilled mine on coals kept in a small metal bucket and sand... the flavor was better .. nay ...excellent then the oven gril...
Step 4: De Arrangement...
Fry spinach and sauté cherry tomatoes (I used regular tomato) in butter.
Arrange the lamb chop on the bed of fried spinach then arrange the
falafel beside the lamb chop with cherry tomato and the pour the herb butter
sauce over it. I cooked this over a weekend. started in the morning had for lunch.
Steps and time taken: Preparing the lamb chops, soaking the chik peas.. 15 - 20 minutes.
(I didn't count the two hours for marinating the lamb or overnight soaking)
Cooking time 30minutes.. including grilling..
ate the whole thing with onions,cucumbers... mint sauce and diced tomato.. you can try something different and please do share...
I also made a nice grill after this using bare minimums... will share that will ya'll in my next post .. enjoy this and say how you feel about the recipe.. ..