Kamis, 11 Juli 2013

Photo: Moroccan spiced lamb with almond couscous recipe
Preparation Time 15 minutes
Cooking Time 18 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4)

2 1/2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 (250g each) lamb backstraps
1 tsp each ground cumin, coriander, turmeric and paprika
1 1/2 cups (300g) couscous
70g flaked almonds, toasted
1/2 cup firmly packed flat-leaf parsley
4 fresh dates, pitted, cut into strips
Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon


Combine 2 tsp oil and garlic in a bowl. Brush mixture over lamb. Season to taste with salt and pepper then scatter with combined ground spices. Heat a char-grill pan over medium heat. Cook lamb for 3-4 minutes each side or until cooked to your liking. Transfer lamb to a plate. Cover loosely with foil and rest for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, place couscous in a heatproof bowl. Add remaining oil and 1 tsp salt. Pour over 300ml boiling water. Stir to combine. Cover and stand for 10 minutes. Combine almonds, parsley, dates and lemon rind in a bowl then add Â1/2 mixture to couscous, together with lemon juice. Season to taste with pepper. Using a fork, stir to combine.

Divide couscous among shallow bowls. Slice lamb diagonally and place over couscous. Top with remaining almond mixture. Serve.

Cook's tips: You could replace the lamb with 500g chicken fillets or 4 small fish fillets.

Notebook: - November 2005, Page 129
Recipe by Sophia Young

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