Imagine the scenario, you are trying to keep to your low fat diet but you have a REAL craving for a very naughty doner kebab. You know just how much fat and how many calories there are in a tasty kebab but you can’t get the thought of it out of your mind.
I may just have the answer to this problem with one of my favourite low fat recipes that I have on file. This recipe contains no nasty extras and is full of pure unprocessed food.
I actually make this recipe over two days, this means that I can cut the meat really thinly – it then goes further and is more authentic.
The meat can also be frozen sliced so that it is available to take out of the freezer and reheated in the microwave if you get a sudden late night craving! The taste of this meat really is extremely authentic and certainly hits the spot when that doner craving hits!
Don’t worry about the fat in the lamb; any fat that is in the meat (even the leanest meat will have some) as the meat is cooked on a wire rack so the excess fat drips out onto the baking dish below.
LOW FAT DONER KEBAB
Makes 4 kebabs
1lb minced lean lamb
3 teaspoon dried mint
2 teaspoon cumin powder
2 teaspoon mint sauce
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 small onion, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 375F / 190 / Gas 5
2. Put the chopped onion in the food processor and blend until smooth.
3. Add remaining ingredients and blend until fine and smooth.
4. Form the mixture into a rough loaf shape and place onto a wire rack stood on a baking pan.
5. Bake the loaf in the middle of the oven for about an hour.
Leave the loaf to cool as long as possible, preferably overnight.
To serve your kebab, cut the loaf as thinly as possible, there will be enough meat for four kebabs, you can divide the meat into four portions, wrap the meat not to be use in cling film and freeze.
Grill a pitta bread, split in half, fill with thinly sliced cabbage, onion, cucumber and tomatoes; re heat the sliced meat in the microwave, add to pitta and add hot chilli sauce (and/or mayonnaise to taste).
There you have it – a healthy and low fat, guilt free late night snack or lunch or supper dish, I do hope that you enjoy it!