Leftover lamb tagine with lemon couscous recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 485 calories / serving
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Named after the traditional clay pot that it was originally cooked in, a tagine is a traditional fragrant North African stew. This recipe is a mouthwatering leftovers idea from our Moroccan-style shoulder of lamb dish. The leftover meat needs to be thoroughly reheated until piping hot and should never be reheated more than once.

  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy-based saucepan and fry the onion for 5 minutes until softened. Then stir in the garlic, sweet potato, ginger, cumin and coriander and cook for a further 5 minutes. Pour over the chopped tomatoes, 200ml (7fl oz) of the stock and season well. Cover with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes, adding the lamb for the last 5 minutes. 
  2. Meanwhile, place the couscous into a bowl and pour over the remaining hot vegetable stock. Cover with cling film and leave for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork, seasoning and stirring through the lemon zest, juice and half the coriander. Spoon into shallow bowls and top with the lamb tagine. Scatter with the remaining coriander to serve.

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Please note that 300g (10oz) of lamb is not included in the shop ingredients list as this is a leftover, so you will need to enter the product in your shopping basket if making this recipe from scratch.

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  • Ingredients

  • 15ml (1tbsp) olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 400g (14oz) sweet potato, chopped roughly into 1‑2.5cm (1/2‑1in) cubes
  • 2.5cm (1in) piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 575ml (18fl oz) hot vegetable stock
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 300g (10oz) leftover lamb, chopped into 1.5cm (3/4in) cubes
  • 300g (10oz) couscous
  • 1 lemon, zested and squeezed
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • Energy 2045kj 485kcal 24%
  • Fat 13g 19%
  • Saturates 4g 20%
  • Sugars 11g 12%
  • Salt 1.9g 32%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 67g Protein 30g Fibre 4.9g


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