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Spicy Lamb Couscous

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Spicy Lamb Couscous
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 4 hr 28 min
  • Servings 6
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North African flavors marinate tender lamb that you grill and serve with hot cooked couscous, the wheat-grain semolina served as a grain side dish in this part of the world.
Updated May 6, 2005

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds lamb leg
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 cups hot cooked couscous
  • Red pepper sauce, if desired
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves

Steps

  • 1
    Remove fat from lamb. Cut lamb into 1 1/2-inch cubes. Mix remaining ingredients except couscous, mint and pepper sauce in glass or plastic bowl. Add lamb; stir to coat with marinade. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours.
  • 2
    Set oven control to broil. Spray broiler pan rack with cooking spray. Remove lamb from marinade. Place lamb on rack in broiler pan. Broil with tops 5 inches from heat 6 minutes; turn. Spoon pan drippings over lamb. Broil about 7 minutes longer or until no longer pink in center.
  • 3
    Mix couscous and mint. Serve lamb over couscous. Serve with pepper sauce.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Confused about couscous? It’s both a name for wheat-grain semolina, appearing in many supermarkets today as simply couscous, and for a spicy chicken-vegetable stew served with cooked semolina that’s popular throughout North Africa.
  • tip 2
    To add authenticity to the red pepper sauce you use in this recipe, look in Middle Eastern markets for fiery hot harissa sauce, a red pepper sauce from Tunisia. It’s served with traditional couscous and would be perfect with the flavors in this recipe.

Nutrition

275 Calories, 8 g Total Fat, 28 g Protein, 25 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
275
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
8 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
Cholesterol
80 mg
Sodium
460 mg
Potassium
390 mg
Total Carbohydrate
25 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Protein
28 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
14%
14%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 3 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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