Spicy lamb with warm couscous

Spicy lamb with warm couscous

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A spicy lamb and couscous meal in just 15 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
479
protein
31g
carbs
45g
fat
21g
saturates
9g
fibre
3g
sugar
0g
salt
1g

Ingredients

  • 250g couscous
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • zest 1 lemon
  • 350ml hot chicken stock (from a cube is fine)
  • 3 tsp harissa paste
  • 4 lamb chops, approx 140g/5oz each
  • 150g pot natural yogurt
  • handful rocket

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2005

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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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