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Spiced Lamb Triangles




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This article is from the 20th Century Appetizer Recipes, with numerous contributions by famous and also anonymous cooks

Spiced Lamb Triangles

Lamb Filling

1/2 c Raisins; golden (chopped)

2 tb Pine nuts

2 ts Olive oil

1 Onion, finely chopped

2 Garlic cloves, finely choppd

1/2 lb Ground lamb; lean

2 ts Cumin; ground

1 ts Cinnamon; ground

3/4 ts Allspice; ground

1/4 c Chicken stock (defatted, w/-reduced sodium)

1/4 c Parsley; chopped fresh

1 1/2 tb Lemon juice; fresh

Salt and pepper, to taste

Phyllo Pastry

1 lg Egg white

2 tb Olive oil

1/4 ts Salt

8 Phyllo dough sheets (14x18"

1 ts Poppy or sesame seeds or a-combination To make lamb filling: In a small bowl, cover raisins with boiling water and let steep for

5 minutes; drain and set aside. Set a large nonstick skillet over low heat and add the pine nuts. Cook, stirring, until well toasted, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn out onto a plat to cool. Chop pine nuts and reserve. Add oil to the skillet and heat over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; saute until softened and beginning to color, 3 to 5 minutes. Add lamb, cumin, cinnamon and all-spice; cook, stirring, until the lamb is no longer pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a colander and drain off fat. Return the lamb mixture to the skillet and add chicken stock, reserved raisins and pine nuts, parsley and lemon juice; cook until liquid is absorbed, about 1 minute. Season with sal and pepper. Let cool. (The lamb filling can be prepared ahead and refrigerated for up to 2 days. ) To form phyllo triangles: Set oven rack on the upper level; preheat to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray ro

line with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whist together egg white, oil, and salt. Lay a sheet of phyllo on the work surface with short side toward you. Cut lenghtwise into thirds. Brush the lenghtwise half of each strip lightly with the egg-white mixture. Place a tablespoon of filling at the bottom of the strip and fold one corner of the strip over the filling diagonally across to the opposite edge to form a triangle. Continue to fold the triangle onto itself, as you would fold a flag. Place on the prepeared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining phyllo, egg-white mixture and filling. Brush the triangles lightly with the egg-white mixture and sprindle with seeds, if desired. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until dar, golden. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving hot. (The triangles may be baked up to 2 days in advance, then reheated in a 350 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until heated through. ) 95 calories per piece: 4 g proten, 4 g fat, 11g carbohydrate; 76 mg sodium;

7 mg cholesterol.

**"Savory lamb and sweet golden raisins fill these delicious morsels. "-

From: Eating Well, May/June 1993.

 

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