Lamb Köfte with Tahini Sauce

In Israel food is a celebration. Wherever you go, you will find people ordering tables full of little dishes, all meant for sharing. You find the likes of amazing salads, grilled meats, creamy dips and charred vegetables. It’s a feast for the eyes and the palate.

One of the dishes I really liked in Israel are köfte – little lamb meatballs with lots of spices. In Jerusalem we were served giant köfte skewers in a small kebab shop in one of Jerusalem’s alleys. The meat came with a bowl of creamy tahini sauce and simple Israeli salad (cucumber, tomato and red onion). It was such a simple meal, yet so utterly delicious. And fortunately, it’s easy enough to make köfte at home and feel like in a kebab shop in Jerusalem…

This is a recipe from my cookbook ‘Flavours of Home’. You can watch me make these köfte here.

This recipe was created as part of my “Staycation” show, inspiring people with recipes from my travels that they can recreate at home – to get us all to travel in our minds despite being stuck at home this summer…

July 23, 2020