Spicy Lamb Couscous

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 4 hr 28 min
  • Servings 6
Spicy Lamb Couscous

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

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  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • 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.
  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
275
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
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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