Garlicky lamb sausage potstickers + a herby yogurt dip swirled with amba, a savory fermented mango sauce available at Trader Joe’s.
Mix 1lb. of raw ground lamb with 5-6 cloves of crushed garlic, ½ tsp of urfa or red chili pepper flakes, crushed toasted cumin seeds, coriander, minced parsley and cilantro leaves and tender stems, salt and pepper to taste. Wrap in a potsticker style of your choice. I chose a simple method here because the shape makes for easy dipping into the yogurt sauce. To wrap: place some filling down the center of a circular dumpling wrapper. Fold one side over the other, sealing it with a little bit of water. Pan fry on one side until golden, 3-4 minutes, flip and cook until other side is golden as well.
Yogurt dip: stir minced parsley, mint and cilantro into a cup of yogurt, add salt and pepper to taste. Add in some more urfa chili for some extra smoky-spiciness. Stir in a generous swirl of amba. Adjust seasoning to your liking. Serve with lamb potstickers. Eat with fingers.