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Lamb Steaks with Couscous & Chickpeas

We were looking for a change from the usual lamb dishes and decided to make a Moroccan style lamb dish.  This is a marvellous dish with many textures which can be made in just one pan in minutes from start to finish.

You can add any dried fruits or nuts you have at hand – I only had dried apricots and they worked a treat.  The sweetness of the dried fruit and the tang of the green olives along with the kick of chilli sauce make every mouthful a delight!

This will serve 4 people…

Spicy Lamb Steaks

Ingredients:

4 lamb steaks

2 tablespoons of McCormick Moroccan Seasoning

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ cup Sriracha Chili sauce

8 finely sliced dried apricots

½ cup sliced green olives

100g couscous

400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

100ml hot chicken stock (a cube is fine)

seasoning to taste

Handful of finely chopped coriander or parsley

Greek yoghurt to serve

Method:

Rub the lamb generously with Moroccan Seasoning

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the lamb for 3 mins on each side for medium-rare, or a little longer for well-done

Lift the meat out of the pan and the Sriracha sauce, dried apricots, green olives, couscous and chickpeas, then stir to coat in the paste

Take the pan off the heat and pour in the stock

Stir briefly and return the lamb to the pan and cover with a lid over a low heat for around 10 minutes until the couscous has absorbed all the liquid.

Fluff up the couscous with a fork, season to taste and fold the coriander or parsley through to serve

Serve with a dollop of Greek yoghurt or sour cream

 

Bon Appetit!  🙂

Easy Indian Style Roast Chicken

Cauliflowers are plentiful and cheap this time of the year and when combined with that wonderful legume the chickpea and some sweet red onions, creates a delicious healthy base for a chicken dish that can be put together in minutes and thrown in the oven.  I marinated the chicken thighs overnight but 4 hours is enough if you are pushed for time.  You can also use Chicken Marylands but we prefer thighs (we’re a bit lazy about bones)…Indian Baked ChickenServe with a dollop of Greek Yoghurt on top and some fresh coriander and mint leaves – yum!Indian Style Roasted Chicken

Ingredients:

1/2 cup tandoori paste

1/2 cup Greek yoghurt

6 chicken thighs (no skin)

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets

2 red onions cut into wedges

400g can chickpeas, drained, rinsed

Olive oil

½ cup slivered or flaked almonds

Coriander leaves

torn mint leaves

Method:

Combine paste and yoghurt in a ceramic bowl.

Add chicken and toss to coat.

Chill, covered, for 4 hours or overnight if you have time.

Preheat oven to 220C or 200C fan-force

Place cauliflower, onion and chickpeas on a large baking tray.

Drizzle with oil and season.

Toss to coat and arrange in a single layer.

Top with chicken

Roast for 20 minutes.

Sprinkle with almonds.

Roast for another 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through

Serve sprinkled with herbs and a dollop of Greek yoghurt

 

Bon Appetit!  🙂

Fetteh (Moroccan Chickpeas with Crispy Pita Bread)

Fetteh is the latest buzz around Melbourne – every time I see a restaurant or cafe review it’s mentioned somewhere…  I decided to jump on the bandwagon and check it out.  The result was a delicious meal that I will make again and again…

It’s basically Moroccan style nachos – crispy pita bread topped with a lovely thick chickpea and yoghurt mixture and then crowned with golden spicy slivered almonds in a buttery sauce.  Sensational!

I cheated with the spices and just bought a little jar of Masterfoods Moroccan Seasoning which saved a lot of time.  The whole dish took only about 10 minutes to make so it’s a winner if you are stuck for time…

Fetteh

Ingredients:

2 cans chickpeas drained

2 pita bread

300 grams of Greek Yoghurt

2 tablespoons of Tahini

1 clove of garlic

2 teaspoons Moroccan Spices

2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon of olive oil

300 grams of slivered almonds

Lemon and parsley or coriander to garnish

Method:

Preheat oven to hottest setting

Split the pita bread apart and roast until coloured and crunchy

In the meantime, gently heat the yoghurt, tahini and chickpeas taking care as the yoghurt will split if heated too quickly

Heat the olive oil in a small pan and gently fry the garlic, spices and almonds until golden

Break up the pita bread into rough pieces and place in the bottom of a bowl

Spoon over the chickpea mixture

Pour the oil, butter and almond over the top

Squeeze over the lemon and garnish with parsley or coriander

Best served immediately so the bread doesn’t go soggy

 

 

Bon Appetit!  🙂

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