Lamb Kefta & Farro
Lamb kefta, farro, tomato and arugula salad, feta, capers and lemon
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- (a) farro
- (b) lamb kefta, falafel patty
- (c) cherry tomatoes, red onion
- (d) herb marinated feta, capers
- (e) arugula
- (f) lemon olive oil
- medium sauce pot
- 2 plates
- knife & cutting board
- mixing bowl
- wooden spoon
- skillet or sauté pan
- Fill a medium-sized saucepot with water. Put the pot on the stove over high heat. Add 2 tbsp of salt to the water. (The water should taste salty). Bring the water up to a boil. When the water is boiling, add the farro (a) to the pot. Cook for 16 minutes.
- While the farro is cooking, open the package of falafel (b). Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and stir. Set aside until step #4
- Place the tomatoes (c) on a cutting board. Pour the onion (c) from the same container into a mixing bowl. Slice the tomatoes in half lengthwise and place into the bowl. Add the feta, capers and garlic oil (d) and the arugula (e) to the bowl. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir gently to mix the ingredients together and then set aside.; Heat a skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. When the pan has warmed up, add 1 tbsp of olive oil or enough to coat the bottom of the pan. Use a large spoon to scoop a portion of falafel into the pan (you should have enough batter to make 2 falafel per person). Cook for 3 minutes, then use a spatula to flip the falafel over and cook the other side for 3 minutes. When the cook time is up, remove the falafel from the pan and place them on a plate to rest.
- At this point, the farro should be ready. Pour the farro into a strainer and allow the water to completely drain. Add the farro to the bowl of vegetables. Pour the lemon juice & olive oil (f) over the farro and vegetables. Stir to incorporate. Taste and add more salt and pepper if you wish.
- Spoon the farro mixture on to your serving plates. Place the falafel on top of the farro.
We LOVED this meal, so much so that it prompted me to find the review page so I could share it with others. The directions resulted in perfectly cooked lamb- something that we've tried on our own and failed at.
amazing! my 3 year old (who eats a lot of meatballs) said they were the best meatballs she ever had. so did my husband - but he's easier to please ;)