Marinated Lamb with Cous Cous

Marinated Lamb with Cous Cous

Marinated Lamb with Couscous

Serves 4
Preparation Time 35 minutes
Cooking Time 20 minutes

Ingredients - Marinated Lamb Cutlets:
2 teaspoons chopped chilli
1 teaspoon paprika
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
8 lamb cutlets

Couscous:
1 cup couscous
1 cup water
40g (2 tablespoons) Flora pro-activ* Spread
2 tablespoons pine nuts
2 tablespoons chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup coriander leaves
To serve:
4 cups broccoli florets, steamed

Method

1. Marinated Lamb Cutlets: Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Add the cutlets and coat well. Cover, refrigerate and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes. Grill or barbecue until cooked.

2. Couscous: Bring water and Flora pro-activ to the boil. Add couscous, remove from heat, cover and stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and stir through pine nuts, apricots and coriander.

3. To serve: Place cutlets on a bed of couscous and serve with steamed broccoli.


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