Recipe: Lamb Kebabs With Giant Couscous


This lamb is incredible because we've mixed it up with herbs, spices, fruit and nuts. We serve it with a really fresh tasting salad using giant couscous, which is great if you're looking for something a bit different to your usual starches!


  • 8 wooden skewers, soaked in water
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander
  • 1 handful fresh mint
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 handful dried apricots
  • 500 g lamb mince
  • 1 tbsp ground almond
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 200 g giant / Israeli couscous
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 1 handful pistachio nuts
  • 2 chunks crumbly goats cheese
  • 1 glug olive oil
  • 2 dollops natural yoghurt
  • 1 drizzle harissa paste to serve
make the kebab mix

Step 1

Make The Kebab Mix

Chop all of the fresh herbs, garlic and the dried apricots finely. Chuck the lamb mince into a large bowl and add the garlic, chopped apricots, almond flour, dried spices and about a quarter of the chopped herbs. Mix the lamb mince with all the other ingredients in the bowl, then season generously with salt and pepper.

mould the kebabs

Step 2

Mould The Kebabs

Divide the kebab mix into 8 and mould firmly around the soaked skewers.

cook couscous

Step 3

Cook Couscous

Boil a pan of salted water and simmer the couscous for 6-8 minutes, until tender. Splash a little water over the saffron and allow it to steep.

preheat the grill

Step 4

Preheat The Grill

Preheat the grill to high.

grill the kebabs

Step 5

Grill The Kebabs

Line the kebabs up on a grill tray and cook until the outside is slightly charred on all sides and cooked through.

mix up the cous cous

Step 6

Mix Up The Cous Cous

Crumble the goats cheese and remove the seeds from the pomegranate. Drain the couscous and add to a bowl. Throw in the pomegranate seeds, pistachio nuts, goats cheese, chopped herbs and saffron (with the liquid). Stir up the couscous mixture with a small glug of olive oil and plenty of salt and pepper.

serve up and enjoy!

Step 7

Serve Up And Enjoy!

Serve the kebabs with a mound of couscous and a dollop of yoghurt and harissa on the side for people to help themselves. Serves 4

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