“Korinna looked down suspiciously, but she recognized the food right away. Strips of grilled lamb meat and vegetables wrapped in a piece of flatbread. Her stomach growled, reminding her that she hadn’t eaten since early morning. She tore into it eagerly. Heat exploded in her mouth, causing her to gasp for breath.” – A Flight of Marewings
This is my first dish from Kristen Walker’s new book, A Flight of Marewings. She graciously sent me a copy, and I found it to be a very fun fantasy romp with some way cool winged horses. AND some tasty sounding food. :)
I played this recipe pretty safe, but I’d love to try another version of this recipe, with different seasonal ingredients, roasted. This version, however, is still wildly tasty, and pretty simple to put together, all things considered. The trick to the meat is to slice it as thinly as possible.
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Recipe for Spicy Lamb Wraps
Cook’s Note: If, like Galenos, you love spicy food, feel free to up the heat!
Ingredients for Sauce:
- 8 oz. plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and diced small
- 2 tablespoons minced onions
- 1 garlic clove, minced
Ingredients for Filling:
- 1 lb ground lamb
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. smoked salt
- 1 tsp. chili pepper
- 4 medium sized pita breads (homemade is best and freshest!)
- crispy lettuce, bite sized
- 1 largeish tomato, roughly chopped
In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the sauce and set aside. The longer it sits, the more the flavors will infuse.
In a separate bowl, combine the ground beef and the spices, mixing with your hands to really squelch the flavors together. Shape this mix into several patties, pressing the meat together until it’s fairly dense. Drizzle just the slightest bit of oil into a pan and cook the patties, flipping occasionally, until they are cooked medium (no pink remaining). Allow to cool for a minute or two.
Slice the patties as thinly as possible, then combine the strips of meat and vegetables in a pita. Top with yogurt sauce, and enjoy!