Hot Chili Lamb in Pita Pockets

How yummy is this? Thin lamb slices are stir-fried with such lovely flavorings as garlic, ginger, mint, and a little hot sauce, then served inside toasty pita pockets. This is hands-on food at its best!

Hot Chili Lamb in Pita Pockets
Hot Chili Lamb in Pita Pockets
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4servings 10minutes 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
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Instructions
  1. Prepare the salad and pitas: Combine the salad leaves, red onion, and cucumber in a bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice, season with salt and pepper to taste, and toss together. Using a sharp knife, split the pita breads open down one side to make pouches. Set the salad and pitas aside.
  2. Preheat broiler to high. Heat a wok or heavy frying pan until very hot, then add the oil and swirl to coat the wok. Add the lamb, garlic, and ginger, and stir-fry for 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add the harissa and stir-fry for another 2 minutes. Reduce heat to very low and keep the lamb warm.
  3. Place a pita on the rack of the broiler pan and broil for 1 minute on each side or until warm. Meanwhile, increase the heat under the lamb, add the mint or cilantro and toss together.
  4. Divide the lamb and salad among the warmed pitas, top each serving with a tablespoon of yogurt, and serve immediately.