- 100g couscous
Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…
- French trimmed lean 7-rack of lamb (ask your butcher to trim for you)
A lamb is a sheep that is under one year old, and is known for its delicate flavour and tender…
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 200g pack green bean, stem ends trimmed
- 4 tbsp fig jam or conserve, mixed with 1-2 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…
- ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
- handful cherry tomatoes, halved
- zest and juice ½ lemon
Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…
- small handful mint leaves, most torn
There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…
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Heat a frying pan and bring a small saucepan of water to the boil. Put the couscous in a bowl, pour over 100ml boiling water from the kettle, cover with a tea towel and set aside. Cut between the lamb bones so you have 7 trimmed lamb cutlets. Rub a little of the oil and some seasoning onto each cutlet. Cook the green beans in the boiling water for 4 mins, then drain.
Once the frying pan is hot, cook the lamb for 3 mins each side, brushing with the fig jam as they cook. Add the vinegar in the final 1 min of cooking, transfer the lamb to a plate and leave to rest. Bubble any remaining juices in the pan until sticky.
Mix the couscous with a fork to fluff it up, add the beans, red onion, tomatoes, lemon zest and juice, the torn mint and the remaining oil. Season and mix well. Divide the salad between 2 plates and top with the lamb cutlets. Drizzle over the remaining sticky juices from the pan and scatter over a few whole mint leaves.