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Mediterranean Lamb Meat Balls


4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp sea salt
1 pound ground lamb
3 tablespoons grated onion
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground allspice
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground black pepper


Mash the garlic into a paste with the salt using a mortar and pestle or the flat side of a chef's knife on your cutting board. Mix the garlic into the lamb along with the onion, parsley, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, allspice, cayenne pepper, ginger, and pepper in a mixing bowl until well blended. Form the mixture into 28 balls. Place the meatballs onto a baking sheet.

Place in meatball in a preheated 375 F oven, on the middle rack for about 20 minutes or until the meatballs are no longer pink in the middle. These lamb meatballs are great with hummus and a green salad and is good served with quinoa, rice or roasted potatoes.

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