Dish of the Month – June 2024

Each month you’ll find a tasty new addition to our Dish of the Month page. We will tell you all about the ingredients needed, as well as how to cook the recipe, so you can enjoy at home with your children.

This month the children will be enjoying lots of delicious and nutritious food, prepared by our Head Chef, Oli and his dedicated team. The children loved trying this hearty dish and experiencing this new blend of flavours! If you’d like to make it at home, we have provided the full recipe below!

"We believe that a healthy nutritious diet is vitally important for growing minds and bodies." ~ Oli Michenko Maiden, Head Chef

Lamb Koftas with Pomegranate Salad

Ingredients:

  • 500g lamb mince
  • Sprig of fresh mint
  • Handful of pomegranate seeds
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 large white onion
  • Half a teaspoon of maple syrup
  • 1 bunch coriander
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • Half a cucumber
  • 4 tablespoons of coconut (dairy-free) yoghurt
  • Salad to garnish

Method:

  1. Start by grating your white onion in a large mixing bowl with the lamb mince and add a little salt and pepper. Zest the lemon and save the juice for the dip. Add smoked paprika, turmeric and garam masala.
  2. Finely dice the fresh coriander and mint (save some mint for the coconut yoghurt dip). Then, finely chop the coriander and add it to the rest of the ingredients. Give it a very good mix to make sure the ingredients are completely combined.
  3. Roll your koftas into uniform shapes and bake at 180c for around 15-20 minutes until cooked through. Once baked, leave them to rest on a cooling rack.
  4. Roughly cut the cucumber and remaining mint into a clean mixing bowl and combine with the coconut yogurt and maple syrup and set aside.
  5. Cook the couscous following the packet instructions, adding some vegetable stock and extra turmeric for flavour. Once cooked and cooled, fluff it up with a fork and add your pomegranate.
  6. Assemble your dish with fresh salad leaves and serve.

Serve with a nice vanilla mascarpone or good quality Greek yogurt, add any additional extras such as, chia seeds or coconut flakes.


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