Olive and Feta Quebec Grain-Fed Veal Kefta

Type of cut: ground veal

Yield: 4 servings (8 keftas, 70 g (2.5 oz) each

Degree of difficulty: easy

Preparation: 15 minutes

Cooking: 10 to 15 minutes

Cooking method: grilling/BBQ

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Ingredients

  • 500 g (1 lb) ground Quebec Grain-Fed Veal
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) regular breadcrumbs
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) feta cheese, coarsely ground
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) Kalamata black olives, pitted and ground
  • A few drops of Sriracha Asian pepper sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Soak 8 wooden skewers in lemony water for approximately 10 minutes.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix making sure to knead the ingredients into the meat.
  3. With the preparation, make 8 cylinders of approximately 70 g (2.5 oz) each.
  4. Thread the cylinders on the wooden skewers to form the keftas.
  5. Preheat the barbecue on medium-high and then oil the grill.
  6. Sear the keftas on the grill.
  7. Finish cooking on lower heat or on the upper grill or until the meat is brown on the outside and has lost its pink tint in the inside or until the internal temperature reaches 79°C (174°F).
  8. Serve two keftas per person with rice and sour cream or seasoned yogurt.

Wine pairing

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