California Lamb Canapes

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Gently mix first 9 ingredients together; set aside. Brush melted butter onto both sides of bread slices and cut them into 4 squares each. Carefully, push each square into a mini-muffin cup, and fill loosely with lamb mixture. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan and bake 12 minutes, until bread is toasted all around and meat is done. Serve hot.

Note: To make ahead, bake and store, tightly covered, in refrigerator or freezer. To serve, reheat in 375°F oven for about 7 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces ground California lamb
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 ounces dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 whole egg, beaten
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, as needed
  • 6 slices plain white bread, crusts removed
  • 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter

Category
Appetizers