Barbecues and Father’s Day go hand in hand! This year, try something new with our kefta recipe: delicious Middle Eastern meat kebabs, typically made with ground beef or lamb, spices (allspice, cumin) and fresh herbs (cilantro, parsley). They’re usually served on pita-style bread with a yogourt, herb or tomato-based sauce. To cook them, use a public BBQ (some parks have them) or you can take your portable grill on the road. You can also grill your keftas at home beforehand. Hot or cold, they’re delicious. Serve them with naan bread, tzatziki sauce and a refreshing tomato salad.
Middle Eastern trends
Flavours of the Middle East are showing up in more and more of our recipes, and that’s a good thing! There are loads of different spices that you can use to flavour your dishes and fun new ways to incorporate legumes into your cooking. For a themed picnic, serve your beef keftas with tabbouleh and a selection of meze (appetizer-size dishes) such as eggplant caviar, meat or vegetarian kibbeh, fatayer (cheese-and-spinach tarts) and muhammara (a nut-and-red-pepper dip).