• STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Put the mince in a frying pan with 1 tbsp oil. Fry over a high heat until the lamb is dark and crisp, about 14 mins. Drain in a colander.

  • STEP 2

    Return the pan to the heat, add the remaining oil and the onion, and fry until golden brown. Tip in the cumin and garlic, fry for 1 min, then add the mince and stock, and simmer for 20 mins. Add the olives, lemon zest, chilli, mint and some seasoning, and simmer for 5 mins more.

  • STEP 3

    Sprinkle the courgettes with 1 tbsp flaky sea salt and leave in a colander for 15 mins to draw out a little moisture. Rinse under cold water, pat dry with kitchen paper, then transfer to an ovenproof dish. Fill the courgette halves with the lamb mixture and crumble over the goat’s cheese. Cook in the oven for 20-25 mins until the cheese is golden brown.


From the same family as squash and melon, courgettes should be firm with dark green, unblemished skin. Look out for round and lighter green varieties at farmers' markets.

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