Lamb Koftas and Mackerel on the BBQ

BBQ Mackerel

While the weather has been threatening to chuck it down all weekend last night we did manage a BBQ so nice to sit and eat dinner outside even if I did have to wash my hair at the end of the night because it smelt so much of smoke

I wanted to try some new things on the BBQ , Mackerel & Lamb Koftas both things I don’t think we could manage when camping , the koftas because they need some refridgeration to ensure the don’t fall apart on cooking and the mackerel because fish needs to be refridgerated full stop

BBQd Koftas

Lamb Koftas

makes 4 kebabs

250g of Lamb Mince
1 large onion finely diced
3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
Handful of fresh flat leaf parsley finely chopped
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tsp dried red chilli
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp of paprika

  1. Mix together all the ingredients
  2. With wet fingers press the mince around the skewers
  3. Refridgerate for at least an hour
  4. Barbecue or grill for 10 minutes turning regularly

Lamb Koftas

Delicious served with home made houmus and tomato salad

300g of chickpeas
1 tsp of tahini
juice of a lemon
2 cloves of garlic

Pureed together

Tomato Salad

2 large ripe tomatoes , roughly chopped
1 small red onion , roughly chopped
Fresh parsley finely chopped
1 small red chilli finely chopped
Squeeze of lemon

Mix together the ingredients

BBQ Mackerel


Grilled Mackerel

2 large mackerel
Bunch of fresh parsley finely chopped
Lemon juiced and zest

  1. Mix together the parsley juice and zest
  2. Slash the mackerel to form diagonal slits in the flesh
  3. Stuff the slashed with the parsley and lemon mixture
  4. Season with salt and pepper
  5. BBQ or grill for 10 minutes each side.



  1. I just discovered this site & have been going through it with joy – Thanks.
    Wanted to make a suggestion about the lamb kofta: if you grated the onions (or mashed them in a food processor) you’d get a much more subtle but more flavoured tase to the kebabs.

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