Monday, September 14, 2009

Lamb-Feta Meatballs with Ajvar Relish


You can have these as little snacks, stuff them in pitas with some sort of yogurt-based sauce (some variation on tzatziki would be nice) or eat them with pasta and tomato sauce. Very versatile! Ajvar Relish is a great condiment - bright red from roasted peppers, and slightly sweet and sour, while subtly spicy. It's also really good to stir into créme fraîche for a quick sauce.

Lamb-Feta Meatballs with Ajvar Relish
(printable recipe)
Serves 3-4

500 g lamb mince
1 egg
2 tbsp ajvar relish
75 g feta cheese
2 tbsp capers
1/2-1 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ancho chili powder

Mix all ingredients, and shape into small balls or patties. Fry on medium heat until they're just cooked through.

Recipe in Swedish:
Lammfärsbiffar med feta och ajvar


Pille said...

I love ajvar - had it for the first time in 1998 in Bosnia Herzegovina. But it comes in different heat-levels - I've accidentally bought a jar of spicy ajvar once, and could hardly finish it :)

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Ajvar is omething new to me Anne, but I am positive it was the perfect addition to these meatballs.