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Oh My! Lamb Meatballs with Golden Lentils & Curry Mint Yogurt

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Greetings, Meatballs. There is nothing like a Spring seasonal-food dinner party to celebrate the end of winter-hibernation, warm dewy days and extended daylight. Spring Lamb and cool mint yogurt welcomes us back to dinner party plates and picnic-food! Enjoy Spring entertaining with an easy lamb appetizer.

Lamb Meatballs and Yellow Lentil Recipe, Dresses & Appetizers

Serves 15

Lamb Meatballs
1 lb Ground lamb
1 lb Ground turkey
3 Tbsp Chopped mint
2 Shallots, dice
3 Garlic cloves, dice
1 tsp Curry
1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
1 tsp Pepper
2 tsp Kosher

Golden Lentils
3 Cups Yellow lentils
3 Cups water
Kosher salt, to taste
Parsley, chop – garnish

Curry Mint Yogurt Sauce
3 Cups Plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp Curry powder
1/4 tsp Cumin
Dash of Smoked paprika
2 tsp Chopped mint
1 Tbsp Fresh lemon juice
Kosher salt, to taste

Preheat oven to 350.

Add 3 cups of water in a large pot on high heat.

Lamb Meatballs
1. Mix all lamb ingredients in a bowl and roll into radish-sized balls.

2. Lightly coat a large sauté pan with canola oil and place on medium-high heat. Set a clean sheet tray close by to add the seared meatballs to.

3. Once the pan is hot, add lamb meatballs to the sauté pan in batches of 12 and sear on all sides until just brown, less than 1 minute per side. Place the meatballs on the sheet tray and in the oven to cook through, about 3 minutes.

Golden Lentils
1. Bring the large pot of water to a boil and lower to a simmer. Add lentils with salt to taste.

2. Cook, covered, until it has a light bite, about 10 minutes. Drain in a colander.

Curry Mint Yogurt Sauce Recipe, Dresses & AppetizersMint Curry Yogurt Sauce
Mix all ingredients and set aside for 30 minutes for flavors to blend. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Plating Lamb Meatballs with Golden Lentils and Curry Yogurt
Add lentils to a shallow bowl or plate. Place meatballs on top and garnish with chopped parsley.

Place curry yogurt in a bowl and garnish with a mint leaf.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. 11 am

    Those meatballs sound so good! I love the mint yogurt!

  2. 11 am

    “SILENCE IS GOLDEN”…I’VE NOT HEARD OF GOLDEN LENTILS. THAT DISH IS RADIENT… HUB ROSEMARY,SAGE & THYME

  3. 11 am

    I EAT YOGHURT AND I EAT MINT BUT I HAVE NOT PUT THE 2 2GETHER. IT SOUNDS SO RIGHT. OH! HAVE U TRIED THE MINT & LAVENDER H2O FROM WHOLE FOODS? IT’S AN ACQUIRED TASTE BUT ONCE U DO YOU’LL KEEP IT N YOUR FRIDGE. R,S,&T N MY “HUB”

  4. 11 am

    MS FOODIE, DO SOMETHING WITH LAVENDER I’VE ONLY USED THE HERB IN COOKIES BUT EACH BITE WAS HEAVEN! RARELY HEAR OF RECIPES WITH THIS HERB, NOW THERE’S A CHALLENGE R,S,&T N MY “HUB”

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