Two weeks ago, before I left New-Jersey, my friends threw me a little farewell party. It was bittersweet to say goodbye to nineteen years of friendship. One of them made some delicious lamb meatball with mint yogurt sauce which I really enjoyed. I called her this morning, and she gladly shared her recipe with me. After a small trip to the supermarket to get the lamb, I made these meatballs for dinner, they brought back memories of a beautiful evening with great friends. Enjoy!
Lamb meatballs with mint yogurt sauce
2/3-pound ground lamb
3 stalks parsley
1 Teaspoon dried Fresh Oregano
2 Teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 Teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper
1 pinch cinnamon
3 Tablespoons oil
1-1/4 Cups yogurt
1 clove garlic
3 stalks Fresh Mint
- Place the ground lamb meat into a bowl. Peel and finely dice the shallot. Wash the parsley, shake dry and finely chop the leaves. Add the shallot, parsley, oregano, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to the meat and mix well.
- Form into 12 small balls.
- Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a frying pan and fry the meatballs on all sides until cooked through.
- For the sauce, mix the yogurt with the rest of the oil. Peel and finely chop the garlic and add to the yogurt. Wash the mint and shake dry. Pick off and finely chop the leaves and stir into the yogurt. Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
- Serve the meatballs with the minted yogurt sauce.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. It is from one of my Jersey besties, and I already miss her.
Have a blessed week and remember to share your thoughts with me
This looks so good! We are intimidated to cook lamb at home but you make it look so easy! Can’t wait to try.
Let me know, how yours come out, Joline.
Oh my gosh, a mint yogurt sauce sounds absolutely amazing! I’ve never cooked lamb before, but I want to try.
It was indeed amazing, Stephanie!
Ooh, that looks delicious. I don’t think I’ve ever made lamb but I’d love to try this. The mint yogurt sauce sounds delicious with it.
It was delicious, Lois!
This looks delicious – the mint yogurt sauce sounds lovely! My family would love this meal…
Share the recipe with them, Kate!
I love the idea of mint yogurt sauce – yum. I would love to make vegetable fritters to have with the sauce as I am a vegetarian!
You gave me a great idea, Ria, will try vegetable fritters with the sauce, as well.
Oh, yummy-yummy! I love eating lamb, particularly if it is in combination with mint. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you, Andrea!
I haven’t had lamb in ages so this sounds perfect for dinner. I never would have thought to do a mint yogurt dip though!
I was pleased when my friend shared her recipe with me, Angela, love the sauce as well.
Wow, looks so delicious! I’ve never eaten lamb before but if I do, I’d try this first!
You should try, Elizabeth!
This looks really delicious. I’ve ever cooked lamb before, but I’d love to try this. The sauce sounds very yummy as well!
You can try the sauce with something else, Patricia!
My husband loves lamb. I’ll have to show him this recipe. I think he’ll definitely want to try it!
Let me know if he likes it, Christa!
Yum! I love lamb but never tried making meatballs with it. I cannot wait to try these!
Try and let me know, April!
This sounds super yummy. I love lamb. I will definitely have to try it.
Hope you like it, Holly!
Another recipe for me to try out… Thanks so much