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Minced Lamb Skewers

1 teaspoon fennel seed
3 dried red chilies (Birdseye)
fresh red chili pepper
1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
salt & freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons freshly chopped coriander leaves
2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
2 -3 tablespoons cooking oil
450 g ground lamb
12 cup breadcrumbs
1 small egg, beaten
12 -16 bamboo skewers, soak bamboo overnight if using instead of metal


Mix all ingredients together throughly except lamb breadcrumbs and egg using a food processor or big bowl and wooden spoon. Add lamb and breadcrumbs and egg and mix very well. Using about a rounded Tablespoon of the mix shape into round sausage like shapes in the palms of your hands. Pierce the centre of the meat with the skewers. Brush lightly with oil and barbecue or grill for 3-4 minutes each side or until browned and cooked through.

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