Red Tractor lamb and aubergine skewers with spiced tomato sauce

Red tractor minced lamb skewers

Delicious, succulent minced lamb skewers with aubergine and spicy tomato sauce, served with pita breads; this is another great recipe in preparation for Red Tractor week starting on Monday.

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Red Tractor lamb and aubergine skewers with spiced tomato sauce

By September 14, 2013

Serves 4

You will need: 8 long metal skewers, or 8 bamboo skewers, soaked in water

This description includes two recipes; one for the skewers and one for the spicy tomato sauce

  • Prep Time : 10 minutes
  • Cook Time : 30 minutes

Instructions

1. Place the lamb in a large bowl and mix in the onion, garlic, herbs, salt, and spices. Mix together really well until everything is thoroughly blended.

2. To test the mixture for seasoning, make a tiny patty out of a small amount and cook it in a frying pan, then taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly.

3. Roll the mixture into 24 balls, then elongate them slightly so you have egg-shapes.

4. Thread three lamb kebabs and three pieces of aubergine alternately onto each skewer.

5. Brush well with rapeseed oil.

6. Grill or barbecue the kebabs, turning from time to time, for ten minutes, or until cooked.

7. Serve with flatbreads and spicy tomato sauce (recipe below)

For the spicy tomato sauce

1. Warm the oil in a frying pan and add the onion. Cook gently for five minutes or until soft. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute, then add the cumin, oregano and cinnamon. Cook for a further minute, stirring.

2. Add the tomatoes and stir well. Fill the tomato tin half full with water, slosh it around to get all the tomato juice off the sides of the can and add to the pan. Add the sugar, salt and pepper and cook for 20 minutes, over a low heat, stirring from time to time.

3. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.

4. Serve with the skewers and flatbreads.

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