Spring is here! And this weekend is such a lovely weather here in London, still chilly but quite amazingly sunny. I am rather excited, Spring is the season of blossomed trees, trainers and my birthday. Also, it is the season of hay fever but let’s not talk about it and instead make sure we are well stocked with Clarityn.
So, I wanted to cook something fresh but also cosy and these lamb meatballs were the perfect choice. Like all my recipes it doesn’t involve a lot of labour or time and they are pretty healthy.
Lately I have been a big fan of lamb because despite it being a red meat it doesn’t have such a strong flavour like pork or beef, but it gathers all the good stuff (Vitamin B12, iron and loads of protein). I have added some caramelised onions to the lamb mince, but don’t be afraid it just adds a slight note of sweetness to the meat which makes it more interesting.
As a side, I went with a fresh Mediterranean bulgur salad with cucumbers, black olives and cherry tomatoes. This is something I would definitely have while sitting in a porch looking at the sea [oh my, I need some holiday asap].
- 1 Kg lamb mince 20% fat
- 1 red onion
- 2 teaspoons organic honey
- salt & pepper
- 1 cup bulgur wheat
- 1 cup black pitted olives
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- ½ cucumber
Chop the onion thinly and add into a pan with the honey. Let it caramelise until smooth when it gets that nice purple colour.
Set the onion aside and let it cool before mixing evenly with the lamb mince, salt, pepper and thyme.
Make little balls with the meat and display in a pyrex tray and put in a preheated oven at 180oC for 20 to 25 minutes. Turn the meatballs until cooked on both sides.
Salad is as simples as it looks: cook bulgur as instructed in the package, chop tomatoes, olives and cucumber and mix it all! Season with some olive oil, lemon juice and fresh parsley.
Hope you enjoy these easy lamb meatballs recipe with spring-y fresh bulgur salad! If you ever try it let me know and drop a comment below!FoodRecipesWorld food