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Giant Couscous Salad with Feta, squash and Lamb

A beautiful rich and tasty giant couscous salad, served with lamb
Course Main Course
Cuisine moroccan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 668kcal
Author Slow The Cook Down

Ingredients

  • 1 Butternut Squash peeled, de-seeded and diced
  • 2/3 cup creme fraiche (150ml)
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 red chilli
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 red onion finely diced
  • 3/4 cup giant couscous (150g)
  • 2 1/4 cups stock - chicken or vegetable 2 1/4 cups (500ml)
  • 3.5 ounces feta diced (100g)
  • 2 lamb neck fillets optional
  • A small amount of pomegranate molasses

Instructions

  • Pre heat the oven to 200ºc / 400ºf
  • Toss the butternut squash in a little olive oil and salt and pepper and put on to a roasting tray. Put in the oven for around 30minutes to roast, so it is soften to eat, but still has a bite.
  • In a bowl, mix the creme fraiche, juice and zest of the lemon, chilli, parsley, mint and red onion. Combine and leave to one side.
  • Bring the stock to the boil and add the cous cous. Stir occasionally and after about 8 minutes, the stock will have been absorbed and the cous cous soft. Drain the cous cous through a fine sieve.
  • Heat a frying pan over a high heat.
  • Season the lamb fillets with salt and pepper and rub in a little oil. Sear them in the pan. A few minutes on each side until they start to colour. Leave to rest.
  • Put the drained cous cous into a small pan and stir in the creme fraiche and add the feta. Once the butternut squash is done, stir that in too. put a lid on the pan to keep warm.
  • Turn the oven down to 180º.
  • Season the lamb fillets and put tin the oven for around 10 minutes until cooked and then let them rest.
  • Spoon the cous cous in to the centre of a plate. Slice the lamb and place on top. Drizzle of some pomegranate molasses and serve.

Notes

Calorie calculation is an approximation based on one of two servings.

Nutrition

Calories: 668kcal | Carbohydrates: 110g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 1263mg | Potassium: 2000mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 41415IU | Vitamin C: 128.8mg | Calcium: 554mg | Iron: 6.1mg