Harissa lamb & pepper kebabs

Harissa lamb & pepper kebabs

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 8 mins - 10 mins


Serves 4
Jazz up lamb with Moroccan spices for a special after-work supper - it's low-fat too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal351
  • fat11g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs41g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre2g
  • protein25g
  • salt0.26g
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  • 2 tbsp harissa paste
  • 400g lamb steak, trimmed of any fat and chopped into chunks



    A lamb is a sheep that is under 1 year old; between 1 and 2 years old you will find it sold as…

  • 2 red peppers, chopped into large chunks
  • 2 red onions, each cut into 8 wedges through the root so the wedges don't fall apart
  • 250g couscous, flavoured or plain



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

  • PLUS 1 tbsp olive oil
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  1. Heat the grill. In a large bowl, mix the harissa with the oil, then tip in the lamb, peppers and onions. Add some salt and pepper and toss everything together to coat well.

  2. Thread the lamb, peppers and onions evenly onto 8 skewers and place on a baking tray. Scrape over any leftover marinade.

  3. Grill for 8-10 mins, turning frequently and basting with any of the juices that run off. Meanwhile, prepare the couscous following pack instructions. Divide the couscous between 4 plates, top with a couple of skewers each and drizzle over any pan juices.

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31st Oct, 2011
18th May, 2010
This was a really tasty recipe that was very easy and I will definitely make it again - perfect for a quick meal and also impresses with flavour. I didn't marinate in the morning and it worked fine but I'm sure that would add to the flavour. I also used a harissa and rose rub instead of the paste which worked really well mixed with the oil. Baked on swewers as suggested which looked great on top of the cous-cous. Winner!
Frantic Flapjack
17th May, 2010
Marinated the lamb the night before. I also did a veggie version using halloumi cheese in place of the lamb. Did as stalbot did and put it on a baking tray and under the grill. Really good and very tasty. Also added chopped parsley and stirred in a spoonful of mint sauce into the couscous.
16th May, 2010
I agree with stalbot, marinate in the morning. Done this a couple of times now and we really enjoy it
30th Apr, 2010
Also marinate the lamb, pepper and onions in the morning before you go to work and then cook it when you come home.
30th Apr, 2010
This is really nice. I didn't bother with the skewers, just shoved the lamb, onion and peppers on a baking tray and grilled them. I added a sprinkling on morrocan spice mix to the cous cous and a few chopped dried apricots and served the whole lot with 0% fat yoghurt with a spoonfull of Harissa and some chopped fresh mint stirred in. It was great!!
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