FOOD

Lamb Kebabs with Giant Couscous

Ben and Barry make a delicious lamb kebab with a GIANT couscous salad.

FOOD

Lamb Kebabs with Giant Couscous

Ben and Barry make a delicious lamb kebab with a GIANT couscous salad.

Ingredients

Lamb Kebabs

  • 8 wooden skewers, soaked in water
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander
  • 1 handful fresh mint
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 handful dried apricots
  • 500 grams lamb mince
  • 1 tablespoon ground almond
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 dollops natural yoghurt
  • 1 drizzle harissa paste to serve

Giant Couscous

  • 200 grams giant / Israeli couscous
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 1 handful pistachio nuts
  • 2 chunks crumbly goats cheese
  • 1 glug olive oil

Steps

Lamb Kebabs

  1. Make the kabob mix: Chop all of the fresh herbs, garlic and the dried apricots finely.
  2. Chuck the lamb mince into a large bowl and add the garlic, chopped apricots, almond flour, dried spices and about a quarter of the chopped herbs. Mix the lamb mince with all the other ingredients in the bowl, then season generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Mould the kebabs: Divide the kebab mix into 8 and mould firmly around the soaked skewers.
  4. Cook couscous: Boil a pan of salted water and simmer the couscous for 6-8 minutes, until tender. Splash a little water over the saffron and allow it to steep.
  5. Preheat the grill.
  6. Grill the kabobs: Line the kebabs up on a grill tray and cook until the outside is slightly charred on all sides and cooked through.
  7. Serve the kebabs with a mound of couscous and a dollop of yoghurt and harissa on the side for people to help themselves.

Giant Couscous

  1. Crumble the goat cheese and remove the seeds from the pomegranate.
  2. Drain the couscous and add to a bowl.
  3. Throw in the pomegranate seeds, pistachio nuts, goats cheese, chopped herbs and saffron (with the liquid).
  4. Stir up the couscous mixture with a small glug of olive oil and plenty of salt and pepper.