Kebabs With Aji Verde

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Step 1.

Preheat the grill to maximum.

Step 2.

First lightly pickle the red onion. Thinly slice and scrape into a bowl. Season with a good pinch of sea salt. Squeeze in the juice of 1 of the limes then use your hands to scrunch the onion with the lime juice - this will encourage it to soften. Leave to one side.

Step 3.

Tip the mince into a large bowl. Add the ground spices (ground cumin/coriander and paprika), crush in one of the garlic cloves, and season well with salt and plenty of black pepper. Shape the mince into 8 sausages, roughly in the shape of a kebab. Place on a roasting tray and drizzle over a tiny amount of olive oil if using beef or pork mince. Whack under the grill on the middle shelf for 12 minutes, turning halfway. This will mean that the kebabs crisp and cook at the same time.

Step 4.

Meanwhile, make the sauce. Put the mayonnaise, coriander (stalks and all), remaining garlic clove and jalapeños with 1 tbsp pickling juice into a blender or mini food processor. Blitz to a vivid green sauce, adding a splash of water if you need it and season to taste.

Step 5.

Cut the remaining lime into wedges. Slice the lettuce and heat the wraps if you like.

Step 6.

Spread most of the sauce along the middle of the wraps, top with the lettuce, grilled kebabs and pickled onions and drizzle over the remaining sauce. Serve with the lime wedges for squeezing.

Choosing mince with a medium fat content will make it extra juicy, and if you are not into spice, slice, and remove the seeds from the jalapeños then mix with a splash of white wine.

1 Red Onion
2 Limes
500g Mince Of Your Choice
1 Tsp Ground Cumin or Coriander
1/2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
2 Garlic Cloves
4 Tbsp Mayonnaise
Bunch of Coriander
4-8 Jarred Jalapeños
2 Baby Gem Lettuces, Cos, or Iceberg
8 Wraps
Olive Oil