CUMIN SPICED LAMB
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A fabulous combination of flavours! This sophisticated yet easy cumin spiced lamb will go down a treat, whether you’re cooking for yourself, feeding the family or entertaining guests.

A fabulous combination of flavours! This sophisticated yet easy cumin spiced lamb will go down a treat, whether you’re cooking for yourself, feeding the family or entertaining guests.

Yoghurt hummus sauce is topped with a roasted veggie salad of carrots, beets and kale chips together with pearl couscous and feta. Paired with the lamb it’s an unusual but surprisingly good combination of ingredients.

Mum and dad often test out my recipes for me, and dad wrinkled his nose up at this one when he first heard about it. He’s not at all a fussy eater but this meal contains a select few ingredients that he really doesn’t like! They went ahead and tried the recipe anyway and, lo and behold, they both loved it! So even if you don’t love beetroot, or couscous isn’t your thing, give this a try anyway. You might be pleasantly surprised!

 

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A fabulous combination of flavours! This sophisticated yet easy cumin spiced lamb will go down a treat, whether you’re cooking for yourself, feeding the family or entertaining guests.

CUMIN SPICED LAMB

Keyword: LAMB, MAIN MEALS
Difficulty: Easy
Ready In: 40 minutes
Serves: 4

A fabulous combination of flavours! This sophisticated yet easy cumin spiced lamb will go down a treat, whether you’re cooking for yourself, feeding the family or entertaining guests.

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Ingredients

SALAD

  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 fresh beetroot
  • 5 tsp olive oil (divided)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3/4 cup pearl couscous (150g)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock (375ml)
  • 150 g kale (5.3oz)

LAMB

  • 450 g lamb leg steaks (1lb)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

TO SERVE

  • 150 g pumpkin flavoured hummus (5.3oz)
  • 1/3 cup plain, unsweetened yoghurt (80ml)
  • 50 g feta cheese (1.8oz)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 210ºC (410ºF) fan bake. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

  2. ROAST VEGGIES

    Scrub carrots and beetroot clean. Remove ends. Cut carrots into thirds and slice into sticks. Dice beetroot into 2cm cubes. Arrange on baking tray, drizzle with 2 tsp olive oil, sprinkle with cumin seeds and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 25 minutes, turning halfway, until browned around the edges.

  3. COOK COUSCOUS

    While veggies are roasting, heat 2 tsp olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add couscous and cook for 1 minute, until slightly browned. Pour in chicken stock mixture, turn heat to low and place a lid on the saucepan. Gently simmer for 15 minutes, until couscous has puffed up and water has gone.

  4. PREPARE KALE & LAMB

    Meanwhile, remove hard stems from kale and discard. Roughly chop the leaves. Massage remaining 1 tsp olive oil into kale; season with salt and pepper. 

  5. Dice lamb into 2cm chunks. Drizzle with olive oil and season with oregano, cumin seeds, salt and pepper.

  6. When carrots and beetroot have cooked for 25 minutes, place kale on top of and around other veggies and cook for a further 5-10 minutes, until kale has crisped up and browned around the edges.

  7. Heat a frying pan over a medium high heat and cook lamb until browned all over. Leave to rest for a couple of minutes.

  8. SERVE

    Mix together hummus and yoghurt. Spread a generous amount on each individual serving plate and top with roasted veggies, couscous, lamb and kale. Crumble feta over the top.

Recipe Notes

WINE MATCH: A Pinot Noir.
GLUTEN FREE OPTION: Replace the couscous with quinoa, pearl millet or sorghum. Use gluten free chicken stock.
BUDGET TIP: Replace the lamb with rump steak or boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
INGREDIENT SWAP: You can use other flavours of hummus - beetroot hummus would work well, or just use plain.
BBQ TIP: Thread lamb onto skewers for easy cooking on the barbecue.
STORING AND REHEATING: Package individual servings into one container and reheat in the microwave as required.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Renee says:

    Absolutely loved this recipe. The pumpkin hummus mixed with yoghurt is the perfect accompaniment to the whole meal.

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