Local, pastured lamb is ground with garlic, cumin, sea salt and black pepper, stuffed in a casing and refrigerated overnight before being grilled with yellow onions and green chiles. Dressed with Madras curry paste with nigella and fresh cilantro, then rolled in sprouted wheat naan..
Grilled Lamb Sausages with Madras Curry Paste
For the Sausage
1 pound freshly ground lamb shoulder, about 75% lean, cubed
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
about 5 feet lamb casing
Combine lamb, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper together in a bowl. Wrap tightly and refrigerate overnight. Thoroughly wash and drain casing, then place it onto the sausage maker attachment of a stand mixer. Grind the meat mixture into the casing, twisting individual sausages off at about 4 inches. Refrigerate until ready to use.
For the Curry Paste
1/4 cup coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon nigella
1 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground mustard seeds
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons ghee
1 tablespoon freshly-grated ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon vinegar
1/4 heavy coconut milk
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, torn
Toast the coriander in a dry skillet, allow to cool, then combine with mustard and chili powder.
Heat ghee in a heavy skillet over medium heat, then fry spice mixture until the butter oil separates, about 5 minutes. Add vinegar, ginger and garlic and cook 2 minutes.
Add coconut milk and nigella and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in cilantro and remove from heat.
For the Naan
2 cups sprouted wheat flour
1/2 cup organic all-purpose flour
1/4 cup fresh whole milk
3/4 cup plain, whole milk yogurt
1 package yeast
1 teaspoon non-refined sugar
1/4 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 tablespoons ghee, melted
Warm the milk in a saucepan, then pour into a bowl and stir in the yeast. Allow to stand until frothy, about 10 minutes.
Sift flours, sugar, baking powder and salt into a bowl and form a well in the center. Slowly add ghee, yogurt and milk and knead until soft and pliable, about 10 minutes. Cover the dough and allow to stand in a warm place until doubled in size, about 2 hours.
Divide the dough into lemon-sized balls, then roll and stretch into the shape of a 1/4 inch-thick teardrop. Place naan on a large, flat griddle and bake in a 475 degree oven until puffy and slightly crisp, about 2-3 minutes on the 1st side and 1-2 minutes on the 2nd side.
Grill or pan fry sausages until crisp and brown and the juices run clear, about 15 minutes depending on heat source. Cook onions and chiles in similar fashion.
Place a sausage into the middle of a small naan and top with curry paste, onions and vegetables. Roll and eat hot dog-style.