Tahini and lamb spaghetti


lamb spaghetti

Ingredients 21
Servings 4
Time 25 mins

Ingredients

  • For the meatballs:
  • 2
    spring onions - chopped
  • 20
    g
    mint leaves
  • 2
    cloves
    of garlic
  • ½
    green chilli
  • 2.5
    ml
    salt
  • 500
    g
    beef mince
  • 20
    ml
    za'atar
  • 10
    ml
    olive oil
  • 500
    ml
    Brussels sprouts - halved
  • For the pasta:
  • 250
    g
    spaghetti
  • 60
    ml
    tahini paste
  • 60
    ml
    lemon juice
  • 250
    ml
    cream
  • ½
    green chilli - finely chopped
  • 1
    cloves
    of garlic - crushed
  • salt and pepper
  • To serve:
  • 60
    ml
    pine nuts - toasted
  • handful
    mint leaves
 

Method

30 mins
 

For the meatballs, combine the spring onions, mint, garlic, chili and salt in a food processor and blend until fine. 


Combine it with the mince and Za’atar and form into 20 meatballs. 


Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. 


Fry the meatballs, in batches, for 6 mins. 


Turn them over and fry for a further 5-6 mins until cooked through. 


Remove the meatballs with a slotted spoon, add the Brussels sprouts and fry 5-6 mins until tender.


Season it to taste. 


For the pasta, cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water until al dente, 10-12 mins.


Strain. 


Add the tahini paste and lemon juice to a pot over medium heat.


Cook for 1 minute, whisk in the cream, chili and garlic and simmer, 2 mins. 


Add the pasta and season it to taste.


To serve, add a portion of pasta to each serving dish and top it off with the Brussels sprouts and meatballs. 


Scatter some pine nuts and mint on top.  


TIP:
 For a dairy-free alternative, simply replace the cream with coconut cream.

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