Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lamb and Grape Turnovers

As promised here is a recipe for some delicious lamb turnovers, that will make for an easy and healthy meal. This will really only take about 30 minutes for you to make and it will be very much worth it. Here is the recipe:

Lamb and Grape Turnovers

2-3 TBSP Olive Oil
2 Shallots (thinly sliced)
4 Garlic Cloves (finely minced)
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 TBSP Dried Cilantro/Coriander leaves
1 Lb Ground Lamb
1 1/4 Cup Seedless Grapes (Quartered)
2 Packs of ready made turnover Pastry disks (I recommend Goya for those of you who live in the US, but any other brand will do)
1 Egg (beaten for egg wash)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius)

Heat the oil over medium high heat in a large frying pan. Add in the shallots and garlic and saute until the shallots start to look translucent.

Reduce the heat to medium and add in your cumin, cinnamon and cilantro, stirring well to incorporate  into the shallots and garlic. If this starts to get dried out add a tablespoon of water.

Add the lamb and raise the heat to a medium high again to brown the meat. Once the meat has browned add the grapes adding a little water if necessary. Cover the pan and cook for about five minutes then remove from heat.

For the how to on getting your turnovers together you can refer to my post on Empanadas.

Place your assembled turnovers on baking sheets lined with parchment paper and give them a nice egg wash with a silicone brush.

Place your trays one at a time in the oven, and bake for about 20-25 minutes until the crust has turned a nice golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

You can serve this with a nice simple mixed greens salad and some grapes, drizzled with a nice balsamic vinegar.


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