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“This Lamb Is On Fire” Kefta

By Chef Mei Lin

Hot, smoky charcoal is the key to this unique take on Lamb Kefta. Tangy sumac and refreshing mint are the secret ingredients that make it pop.

Hot, smoky charcoal is the key to this unique take on Lamb Kefta. Tangy sumac and refreshing mint are the secret ingredients that make it pop.

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Fire, spice, and everything nice

“I’ve recently become obsessed with cooking over open fire. There’s something really special about infusing the flavor of fire and smoke into food. Pairing that unique taste with warm spices and ground lamb brings out the very best of the meat.”

-Mei Lin

Spices in this Recipe Card

Cayenne Chile

Native to: French Guiana
Plant family: Solanaceae
Raw form: Chile

One of the hotter chiles around, Cayenne brings 10x more heat than a jalapeño. A pinch is all you need to add heat while enhancing other flavors as it cooks into a dish.

Notorious for its spiciness, cayenne chile peppers are often rated anywhere between 30,000-50,000 Scoville units. If you're here for heat, you can stop looking now.

Native to: French Guiana
Plant family: Solanaceae
Raw form: Chile
Chef & Owner of
Nightshade, Los Angeles

Meet

Mei Lin

Born in China, Mei spent her childhood in Dearborn, Michigan, working alongside her parents in their family-owned Chinese restaurant. Long hours at the family business started her culinary journey, which culminated with the opening of Nightshade in 2019. Her clear vision and lifelong connection to food shines through the menu of Pan-Asian-inspired LA cuisine, which earned her multiple Best New Restaurant nods.

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Q
What would your last meal be?
A

Hainan chicken & chicken fat rice with lots of alba with truffles. A bit of caviar to start, sushi on the side, and an amazing riesling to wash it all down.

Q
What's your favorite off-the-beaten-path spice you wish more people knew about?
A

Definitely sumac. It has amazing color and flavor, and brings a fantastic acid brightness to any dish.

Q
Breakfast, lunch, dinner – which one is best?
A

There’s nothing better than connecting with friends over dinner and shooting the shit after a long day.

Q
What are you secretly addicted to?
A

Cheese.

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