Lamb Meatballs with Parsley and Apricot

lamb meatballs

Lamb has a delicate flavor. Tasted alone, there’s a sweetness to it, a luxuriousness you don’t find in other meats. It’s softer, more likely to make you pause mid-chew to marvel at its richness.

If ever lamb graces a menu, I’m almost assuredly ordering it. I love it that much. Braised lamb shank? I’ll take it. Lamb chops? Send them over. Spiced lamb burger with mint? Swoon.

Here, I’ve upgraded traditional beef meatballs to a deluxe version with lamb. Sweet apricot, bright parsley, rich lamb, sharp garlic, and coriander.

The marriage of flavors is downright delightful.

Lamb Meatballs with Parsley and Apricot

Yield: 5 Servings

Serving Size: 4 Meatballs

Calories per serving: 275

Fat per serving: 21g

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley (a handful), finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Use your hands to mix until well blended.
  2. Roll the mixture into 20 meatballs.
  3. Place on a foil lined broiler pan and broil for 8-10 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through and no longer pink in the centers.

Notes

Nutrition Information for 4 Meatballs: Calories 275, Fat 21g, Carb 5g, Fiber 1g, Sugars 4g, Protein 15g

http://www.canyoustayfordinner.com/2012/12/08/lamb-meatballs-with-parsley-and-apricot/

photo by: Skånska Matupplevelser

Comments

  1. Samantha says

    Andie, this looks delish. I love Lamb too! just wondering, how many servings would you say the 20 meatballs is?

  2. says

    I actually love lamb and we eat it from time to time in my family. I haven’t thought to make meatballs out of it though. I love the idea! Yum.

  3. Chelsea says

    I just made this for dinner and it was awesome, fiance approved! Though we ate it as an entree, it would make an excellent party h’ourderve. Thank you for sharing this!

  4. Jen says

    Made these last night, and they were terrific! I’m definitely pulling this recipe out next time I’m invited to a potluck.

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