Lamb Kofta Kebabs

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity

Lamb Kofta Kebabs

Ingredients:
12 oz ground lamb
1 purple onion, minced in food processor
2 cloves garlic, minced in food processor
1/4 c fresh parsley, chopped fine
1/2 tsp each ground fenugreek, cumin, black pepper
1/4 tsp ground cloves
pinch of salt
8 wooden skewers, soaked in water

mix ingredients well in a large bowl, divide into 8 portions. mold the mixture around the skewer evenly to form a log. grill about 3 minutes on each side. conversely, form into balls and bake at 400 on a foil lined sheet pan, about 15 minutes. serve with a squeeze of lemon and a side of rice and cucumber salad.

analysis:
lamb is hot and tonifies KD yang. onions are warm and pungent, transform phlegm, expel cold, stop dysentery. garlic is hot and pungent, warms the ST/LI. parsley is warm, pungent, bitter, salty; improves digestion, promotes urination. fenugreek is bitter, warms the KD/LV, disperses damp and cold, stops abdominal pain; cumin is acrid and warm and promotes digestion. black pepper is pungent and hot, warms the ST/LI, expels cold and phlegm; cloves are pungent and warm, tonify KD/SP yang.

this is an excellent recipe for someone recovering from a cold illness in which the yang has been damaged; it will treat cold diarrhea and abdominal pain.