Chef Adam Gray's Lamb Kofta’s

Chef Adam Gray's Lamb Kofta’s

We're big fans of Adam Gray and he has been a supporter of The Ethical Butcher since the beginning as he is known for producing modern British food to an exceptional standard.

Adam has very generously shared a few of his personal recipes with us with a focus on lamb and some of the cuts we're offering in our lamb box, this classic kofta is one for the BBQ with an accompanying cool cucumber and yoghurt salad.




800g Minced lamb

150g Red onion - finely chopped

2 Large cloves of garlic – finely chopped

30g Curly parsley - finely chopped

1 Red chilli - deseeded and finely chopped

1½ tsp Ground cinnamon

1½ tsp Ground mixed spice

¾ tsp Ground nutmeg

1½ tsp ground black pepper

1½ tsp salt




  • Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and thoroughly mix with your hands.
  • Weigh the lamb mixture into 120g pieces and shape into torpedo shapes and chill.
  • Skewer each lamb torpedo with a bamboo stick and chill until needed.
  • Cook on a hot barbecue or griddle pan.

Minted Cucumber


2 Cucumbers

½ Bunch of fresh mint – leaves removed from the stems

50g Low fat natural yoghurt

50g British rapeseed oil


  • Peel the cucumber into fine strips with a peeler and place in a bowl. Discard the middle seeded part.
  • Finely chop the mint leaves and mix with the natural yoghurt and the rapeseed oil
  • Season the yoghurt mixture with salt and pepper.
  • Coat the cucumber strips in the minted yoghurt