Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Chicken Kebabs in Lettuce Cups


Chicken Kebabs in Lettuce Cups || Everyday Food May 2012

Chicken Kebabs in Lettuce Cups Serves 4

2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for grill
1/2 small red onion, half thinly sliced and half grated
1 1/4 pounds ground chicken
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup fresh mint leaves, half chopped
2 ounces feta, crumbled (1/2 cup)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
Extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup grape tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
2 heads butter lettuce, such as Boston or Bibb, trimmed and leaves separated


Soak eight wooden skewers in water, 15 minutes. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Soak sliced onion in warm water, 10 minutes. Using your hands, gently combine grated onion, chicken, garlic, chopped mint, feta, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Divide mixture into 8 portions, form around skewers, and brush with 1 tablespoon oil. Grill until cooked through, about 12 minutes, flipping once.

Drain sliced onion and toss with 1 tablespoon oil, whole mint leaves, tomatoes, and vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Serve kebabs in lettuce leaves, topped with onion salad.

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