Chicken Kefta Wraps
These Middle Eastern kebabs are light but filling, and have great depth of flavor from the mix of fresh herbs and dried spices. Wrap each kebab in a lettuce leaf with cucumber and fresh herbs. You can make a quick sauce to serve with these by combining tahini, lemon juice, water, salt, minced garlic, and cayenne pepper.
1 medium zucchini
1 lb. ground dark meat chicken
2 whole scallions, thinly sliced, about 1/3 cup
2 T chopped cilantro (about 8 whole stems)
1/3 cup chopped mint
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons very finely chopped ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 ½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons tahini
12 small wooden skewers, soaked in water for 20 minutes
safflower (or other neutral) oil
whole cleaned romaine or butter lettuce leaves
½ sliced cucumber
16 whole cilantro stems
1 cup whole mint leaves
1. Grate zucchini, combine with ½ teaspoon salt and let sit 5 minutes. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
2. Mix together zucchini and next 11 ingredients in a large bowl. Divide the mixture into 12 pieces, then with damp hands, shape around 12 soaked skewers.
3. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium high, brush the kebabs with a bit of oil, then grill for 8-10 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
4. Serve on a platter with whole lettuce leaves, cucumber, cilantro and mint.