Hot harissa lamb with couscous
- Preparation and cooking time
- Plus resting
- Serves 4
Simple ingredients turned into a quick supper that's good enough for guests
- STEP 1
Spoon 1 tbsp harissa into a jug, fill with 400ml boiling water, then pour over the couscous in a large serving bowl. Cover and stand for 5 mins. Fluff with a fork, then empty the salad on top.
- STEP 2
Heat a frying pan. Season lamb, then fry for 1 min each side. Mix sugar and remaining harissa together, then spread over the lamb. Cook for 2 more mins on each side, remove from pan and rest for 5 mins. Add a splash of water to the pan, then boil to make a sauce. Slice lamb and serve on top of the salad with the sauce drizzled over.
Harissa is a red pepper paste used in North African cooking. It contains chillies, making this recipe really spicy. If you don’t like things too hot, blend 2 tbsp of harissa with the sugar and add 1 tsp ground cumin.