Lamb and vegetable tagine with mint couscous
Time to make: 2 hrs 10 mins
( Hands-on time: 25 mins )
Total cost: $ 25.20 / $ 6.30 per serve
(at time of publication)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
500g lamb rump, fat trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
1 large carrot, coarsely chopped
1 medium red capsicum, coarsely chopped
2 small parsnips, coarsely chopped
400g can no-added-salt diced tomatoes
1 cup wholewheat couscous
1/3 cup mint leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon slivered almonds, toasted
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 3g
Dietary fibre 10g
1 Heat olive oil in a large saucepan or flameproof casserole over medium–high heat. Cook onion for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add lamb and cook, stirring, for 8 minutes, or until browned. Add garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander and chilli. Cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes, or until fragrant.
2 Add carrot, capsicum, parsnip and tomatoes to pan with 1 cup of water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 1 hour. Uncover pan and simmer for 30 minutes, or until lamb is tender.
3 Meanwhile prepare couscous according to packet instructions. Separate grains with a fork; stir through chopped mint. Scatter lamb tagine with almonds and serve with mint couscous.
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