Raw Meatballs - Cig Kofte
1kg of lean Beef very finely minced
1kg of fine Bulgur
2 large grated Onions
1 Cos Lettuce leaves separated
6 chopped Spring Onions
12 crushed cloves of Garlic
5 tablespoons fresh chopped Parsley
1 tablespoon of Black Pepper
1 tablespoon of Cumin
2 tablespoons of Tomato Paste
4 tablespoons of hot Red Pepper Paste
2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
Juice of ½ a Lemon
1 teaspoon of Paprika
½ teaspoon of Salt
How to prepare
This recipe makes 8 servings
Add the bulgur to a bowl, pour over 60ml of hot water and allow it to stand.
Combine the beef, onion, garlic, cumin, pepper paste, pepper and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
Allow the mixture to stand for 1 hour.
Combine the beef mixture with the bulgur, kneading and rubbing vigorously for 20 minutes.
Make a walnut size ball, place in the palm of your hand and press down into a flatter shape.
Arrange the shapes on a serving platter.
Mix together chopped spring onion, parsley, salt, paprika, lemon juice and remaining oil.
Serve with lettuce leaves, lemon wedges and the onion mix.
The Turkish name for this recipe Çiğ Köfte