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Spicy lamb with warm couscous

Spicy lamb with warm couscous

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A spicy lamb and couscous meal in just 15 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories479
  • fat21g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein31g
  • salt1g
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Ingredients

  • 250g couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • zest 1 lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 350ml hot chicken stock (from a cube is fine)
  • 3 tsp harissa paste

    Harissa

    ha-riss-ah

    This hot, aromatic paste made from chilli and assorted other spices and herbs is spicy and…

  • 4 lamb chop, approx 140g/5oz each
  • 150g pot natural yogurt
  • handful rocket

    Rocket

    roh-ket

    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

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Method

  1. Heat grill to medium. Tip the couscous, chickpeas and lemon zest into a large bowl and pour over the hot stock. Cover with cling film and leave to stand for 10 mins, until all the stock has been absorbed.

  2. Smear 2 tsp harissa paste over the lamb chops, season to taste, then grill for 3-4 mins each side until crisp outside and medium rare in the middle. Cover, then rest for a few mins. Mix the remaining harissa into the yogurt, then season to taste.

  3. Fold the rocket through the warm couscous, breaking up any clumps with a fork. Serve with the chops and a drizzle of harrissa and yogurt dressing.

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Comments (7)

beccamoore123's picture
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I liked this, Husband and son not so keen. They were both adamant the yoghurt mixed with harissa tasted like strawberry yoghurt?!

babyblade's picture
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Quite possibly my fave lamb recipe. SO quick, SO easy and SO tasty. I drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on the couscous and serve with a few roasted Mediterranean veggies on the side – PERFECT!

monique810's picture

Excellent I cooked this after work and it was quick and very tasty the crunchy crust of the lamb makes all the difference, I used to fry it before but I won't anymore.

kcarz3's picture
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Very quick and tasty dinner. I added a little olive oil to the coucous which I think added to it.

tonykerr's picture
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Will be making again.

jaqui_sampson's picture
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Has become a real favourite in our house - I use extra harissa though as it's lovely!

vixterj's picture
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Would make again - used double quantity of harissa paste.

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