In typical Middle Eastern spirit of fun and collaboration, this spice blend is a contribution of authentic Turkish flavour from our good friend Somer Sivrioglu. The chef behind Sydney’s celebrated Efendy Restaurant, Somer tells this story…
“In the centre of Istanbul’s Sultanamet Square, just near the Topkapi Palace, you will see rows of köfte sellers claiming to be ‘the original’, ‘the historical’, ‘the traditional’. The best, first and original doesn’t display any of those adjectives. Since 1920, Selim Usta (Selim the master) has made köfte from spiced beef, served with bean and onion salad.”
Add 3tbsp (45g) spices, 1 cup breadcrumbs, 1 chopped onion, 1 clove garlic and salt to 500g Beef mince, knead for 5 minutes, then shape into meatballs or skewers and barbecue or panfry with a touch of oil.
Turn into tasty meatballs and grill, panfry or bake
Rub onto steak before grilling
Mix in with Beef mince and sauté with onions and tomatoes
Made in Australia from premium local and imported ingredients, including Cumin, Dried Oregano, Dried Parsley, Pimento, Black Pepper, Coriander, Paprika