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Smoked kufta

Discussion in 'Lamb' started by normanaj, Nov 10, 2018 at 3:29 PM.

  1. normanaj

    normanaj Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Unless you're Armenian you're probably asking yourself what the heck is a kufta?Without going into detail its basically a stuffed meatball stuffed with meat and spices.Been eating them my entire life.

    After coming back from the local annual Armenian fest with a bunch of goodies including a bunch of kufta a thought occurred to me!What would they be like smoked?

    This will be Sunday's pregame smoke.Will take pics and post tomorrow.
     
  2. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Master of the Pit

    Minus the meat stuffing it sounds like a 1st cousin of the moink. Looking forward to your post.

    Chris
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Kufta is great skewered and Grilled, picking up some light smoke. I imagine they would be great smoked. Whether raw or reheating already cooked Kufta, 225° F to an IT of 160 will get them done...JJ
     
  4. normanaj

    normanaj Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Fresh jimmy.

    These are fairly large,going to do just four.One really is enough for one,especially as an app.

    I'm going to cook traditional,just in the smoker.Basically going to put them in a shallow bath of lamb broth so that most is exposed to get some smoke flavor.Some choreg on the side to mop up.
     
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking forward to pictures and the result...JJ
     
  6. jcam222

    jcam222 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I am planning on smoking kafta instead of kufta :) For real I have fell in love with Mediterranean chicken and lamb kafta. Thinking it might taste great with a mild smoke.
     
  7. normanaj

    normanaj Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

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  8. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Master of the Pit

    If your using a computer just drag the photo over to the new thread or open reply. If they're on a phone sorry I can't off any suggestions.
     
  9. normanaj

    normanaj Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I'm very low tech.Figured it out finally.

    Not the best of pics.
     
  10. normanaj

    normanaj Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Btw it was quite tasty.Not to smoky as the time in was about 2hrs and that I think made it.I'd do it again.
     
  11. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good. I had my students make those as part of their International Cuisine class. Tasty stuff...JJ
     
  12. normanaj

    normanaj Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Going to throw some lamajun on the grill later.Post game depression going on.
     
  13. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job...How about a recipe?...JJ
     
  14. normanaj

    normanaj Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Recipe for both the kufta and lamajun are from the local vendors.They ain't coughing those up anytime soon...I've tried!