Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Tunisian Meatballs with Harissa Relish

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

This recipe is for Tunisian Meatballs with Harissa Relish. The meatballs are made with chicken and packed full of other goodies such as sweetcorn, red onion and chilli. These are amazing on their own, or in a bread roll or tortilla wrap.



A Simple List of Ingredients:

1. Sweetcorn
2. Lemon Juice
3. Olive Oil
4. Harissa Paste
5. White Bread Slice
6. Chicken Mince
7. Red Onion
8. Garlic
9. Fresh Coriander
10. Ground Cumin
11. Green Chillies
12. An Egg
13. Salt and Pepper

Bismillah, let's begin!



Place 1 pound minced chicken into a large bowl.




Next, take a slice of white bread.




Take off the crusts.




Roughly tear the bread.




Soak the bread in water for a few minutes.




Squeeze the water out of the bread, and add to the chicken.




Add 2 teaspoons ground cumin.




Add salt and pepper, to taste.




Add a handful of chopped fresh coriander.




Add 1 crushed garlic clove.




Add 2 chopped green chillies. You can add more or less.




Add 1 small grated red onion.




Place 1 can drained sweetcorn into a dry frying pan, on a high heat.




Brown the sweetcorn until golden brown.




Allow the sweetcorn to cool slightly, and add to the bowl.




Add 1 beaten egg.




Combine everything well.




Shape the mixture into meatballs, and cook on a grill pan until golden brown and cooked.




Meanwhile, to make the Harissa Relish, place 1 tablespoon Harissa paste into a bowl.




Add 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 3 tablespoons olive oil.




Stir to combine, and add salt and pepper, to taste.




Serve the meatballs with the relish, and you have  a light lunch or supper!

Wasalaam!


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