Minted Lamb with Couscous

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recipe by Octopus Publishing www.octopusbooks.co.uk/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    8hrs 35mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    4
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    419

Lamb and mint make the perfect pair. Here sweet lamb is paired with earthy beets and couscous for a light, flavorful meal.

recipe updated Jun 7, 2019

Ingredients

  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    44ml
  • Lamb shoulder icon
    Lamb shoulder
    None
  • Onion icon
    Onion
    140g
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    12g
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    16g
  • Mint jelly icon
    Mint jelly
    60g
  • Red wine icon
    Red wine
    161ml
  • Lamb stock icon
    Lamb stock
    300ml
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Couscous icon
    Couscous
    158g
  • Water icon
    Water
    420ml
  • Cooked beets icon
    Cooked beets
    173g
  • Lemon icon
    Lemon
    58g
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    as needed
  • Mint icon
    Mint
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Slow cooker
  • kCook icon Slow cooker bowl
  • kCook icon Serving plate
  • kCook icon Medium cast iron skillet
  • kCook icon Small bowl

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside onion: sliced
  2. Prep and set aside garlic clove: finely chopped
  3. Prep and set aside water: boiling
  4. Prep and set aside cooked beets: peeled & diced
  5. Prep and set aside lemon: grated & juice of
  6. Prep and set aside fresh parsley: finely chopped
  7. Prep and set aside mint: finely chopped
  8. Get a clean medium cast iron skillet
  9. Heat olive oil
  10. Add lamb shoulder
  11. Fry evenly until browned
  12. Transfer content of medium cast iron skillet to slow cooker bowl
  13. Add prepared onion
  14. Fry in frying pan until softened - 5 min
  15. Stir in prepared garlic clove
  16. Stir in all purpose flour
  17. Add mint jelly
  18. Add red wine
  19. Mix in until smooth
  20. Add lamb stock
  21. Season with salt & pepper
  22. Boil in frying pan while stirring occasionally
  23. Transfer content of medium cast iron skillet to meat and cover
  24. Cook in slow cooker - 8 hr, high heat
  25. Get a clean small bowl
  26. Add couscous
  27. Add prepared water
  28. Add prepared cooked beets
  29. Add prepared lemon
  30. Add olive oil
  31. Season with salt & pepper
  32. Cover with kitchen towel
  33. Let rest then fluff with a fork - 5 min
  34. Add prepared fresh parsley
  35. Add prepared mint
  36. Mix
  37. Transfer meat to serving plate
  38. Spoon couscous into serving plate
  39. Serve
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