Monday, May 21, 2012

Hummus with crisp lamb recipe - How to make Hummus with crisp lamb

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Get the festivities rolling with this crispy lamb and hummus appetiser that will take you right through summer.

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
30 minutes

Ingredients (serves 10)

2 x 400g cans chickpeas, rinsed, drained
280g (1 cup) Greek-style yoghurt
2 tbs tahini (see top tips)
2 tbs lemon juice
3/4 tsp ground cumin
60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil, plus extra, to drizzle
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
600g minced lamb
1 tbs tomato paste
1 tbs pomegranate molasses (see top tips)
1 long green chilli, seeded, finely chopped
2 tbs slivered almonds, roasted
1/4 cup small mint leaves
Toasted ciabatta slices, to serve


To make hummus, process chickpeas, yoghurt, tahini, lemon juice, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1 tbs oil and 1 tsp salt in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a large, shallow bowl.

To cook lamb, heat remaining 2 tbs oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until soft. Add garlic, allspice, cinnamon and remaining 1/2 tsp cumin, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Increase heat to high, add mince and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, for 15 minutes or until well browned and crisp. Add tomato paste, pomegranate molasses and 1 tsp salt, and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

Spoon lamb mixture over hummus, then scatter with chilli, almonds and mint leaves. Serve with toasted ciabatta.


Top tips: Tahini, from supermarkets and health food shops, is a paste made from sesame seeds. Pomegranate molasses is from delis and selected greengrocers. Substitute juice of half a lemon.

MasterChef - December 2011, Page 118
Recipe by Sophia Young

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