Kofta Kebab Friday

Collabs, Cooking

»Written by The Butcher«

So, at work I’ve started using this new spice merchant and going through his list is like reading something from a Roald Dahl book. Last week’s delivery came and since then all my stuff has at least one of the spices.

They are:

  • Hibiscus flower,
  • Sumac,
  • Dried whole limes,
  • Lime salt/pepper
  • Rose petals
  • Super sichuan pepper

At work I made some sausages with beef, beetroot, hibiscus and rose, with a little bit of horseradish! But me and Ames have wanted to do a collab using them at home. Both of us are off the booze right now, so what better way than a cheeky kebab at home on a Friday; healthier than one on a night out and a damn site cheaper!

So Ames made the flatbread with white flour, whole wheat flour, yoghurt, salt and pepper. After some kneading and a little rest, they baked on the frying pan.  She also made some sumac, olive oil and lemon dressing for the salad with chunky hummous (aka lazy hummous made by smashing chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice & salt together with a fork).  I made a hibiscus and yoghurt sauce, we love the floralness and tanginess of the hibiscus.


Koftas were a mix of beef chuck/brisket mince and lamb shoulder mince. I added the hibiscus, sumac, lime salt, cumin and fennel seeds, a touch of honey and shit load of garlic, some diced onion and parsley, some roasted pine nuts and a few grates of nutmeg.


We’re both aiming to get super fit for a trip to Vietnam, so are on a health spree and trying to eat healthily. I’m going to file this bang tasty meal under