🔆Mediterranean feast 🔆

Many people say the Mediterranean diet is one of the best. It’s turns of summer dishes- I couldn’t agree more, fresh fish, no fuss meals and great flavours. 

Last night I cooked up some lamb meatballs, homemade tazici, homemade wholemeal and wraps. I’d never made wraps before so it was an experiment that’s for sure. But like anything I try in the kitchen- gets better with practise! 

Lamb meatballs 

  • Mix 400G of lamb mince (I used 20% fat, the lean versions make rather tough meatballs) with 2 tbsp of fresh mint and 2 tbsp of fresh coriander, 1 tsp harrsia paste and one small red onion, finely diced. Season, then mix it all up into about 16 balls and place in the fridge for about an hour. 

Tazici 

  • Pour 500g natural Greek yogurt ( not low fat, this is just full of sugars) into a bowl. 
  • De- seed and finely chop a cucumber, add to the bowl. 
  • Finely chop 4 sprigs of dill and 4 springs of mint, add to the bowl. 
  • Juice half a lemon into the bowl and mix up. Season to taste. 

This makes plenty so you can use it for days after! 
Wholemeal wraps 

  • Mix 500g wholemeal strong flour with a sachet of yeast, 30g sugar, 30g butter and 30g salt. 
  • Add around 400ml of water- untill the mixture is coming of the side. 
  • Leave in a light oiled bowl, covered with a tea towel for about 2 hours- or untill it’s doubled in size. 
  • Divide into balls of 60g. Then roll out into round circles (if your like me and don’t own a rolling pin- large cooking chopsticks will work a treat!).
  • Heat 1 tbsp of vegetable oil in a frying pan untill really hot- like smoking! 
  • Cooked for two minutes on one side, flip and cook for a minute. 
  • Stack on top of each other once cooked- this will force the wraps to soften due to the heat. 

Serve up with some spirilized carrot, feta and a sprinkle of pomegranate! 

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