Merguez Boulettes

September 28, 2011 at 9:09 pm Leave a comment




Merguez are spicy mutton/lamb or beef-based fresh sausages in North African cuisine that has a distinctive red hue, from all the chili. It’s very popular in France, Israel, the Middle East, and northern Europe. I absolutely love merguez sausages, but unfortunately I haven’t had much luck finding it locally. Since I’m not terribly motivated to attempt sausage making, I decided to alter the form but keep the flavors.

The green flecks pictured is chopped spinach that was leftover, so I threw it in.

1/2 pound ground lamb (or beef)
1 tablespoon prepared harissa (I’ve used sambal or siracha)
3 cloves garlic, grated
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
pinch ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground fennel seed
1 tablespoon oil
1/4 cup plain yogurt
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400°F

Form mixture into golf ball size meatballs
place on a foil covered baking sheet

Bake for 15-20 minutes

This recipe can easily be doubled.


Entry filed under: For One or Two, French, Low Carb, Main Course, Popular Ethnic Dishes. Tags: .

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