Fast Recipes

Adana kofte

Australian Gourmet Traveller fast Turkish recipe for adana kofte

By Ismail Tosun
  • Serves 8
Adana kofte
Adana kofte


  • 1 kg fatty minced lamb
  • ½ red capsicum, seeded and chopped
  • 18 flat metal or bamboo skewers


  • 1
    Process all ingredients and 2 tsp each of freshly ground black pepper and sea salt in a food processor until a coarse paste forms.
  • 2
    Using wet hands, form ¼ cupfuls of mixture into 2.5cm x 15cm sausages, then insert skewers lengthways into sausages, pressing meat mixture around skewers to secure well.
  • 3
    Barbecue or char-grill köfte over high heat, turning often, for 3-4 minutes or until cooked through, then serve with burghul pilaf to the side and shepherd’s salad passed separately.