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Rich lamb and apricot couscous

Based on the Moroccan way of stewing meat with fruit, here lamb is marinated with mushrooms and aromatics, then cooked slowly with dried apricots. Shredded cabbage and fresh mint enliven the couscous accompaniment.

Rich lamb and apricot couscous

Ingredients

  • 500 g lean boneless lamb, cut into chunks
  • 350 g mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 cups (500 ml) strong brown ale
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes, about 400 g
  • 150 ml chicken stock, preferably homemade
  • 2 cups (150 g) dried apricots, halved
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley to garnish
  • 3 cups (750 ml) boiling vegetable stock, preferably homemade light
  • 500 g green cabbage, such as Savoy, finely shredded
  • 2 cups (370 g) couscous
  • ⅓ cup (20 g) chopped fresh mint

Preparation

  1. 500 g lean boneless lamb, cut into chunks350 g mushrooms, sliced1 onion, thinly sliced2 bay leaves2 sprigs of fresh thyme2 cloves garlic, crushed2 carrots, sliced2 stalks celery, sliced¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg2 cups (500 ml) strong brown ale1 can chopped tomatoes, about 400 g150 ml chicken stock, preferably homemade, 2 cups (150 g) dried apricots, halvedsalt and pepper2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley to garnishMinted couscous with cabbage3 cups (750 ml) boiling vegetable stock, preferably homemade light, 500 g green cabbage, such as Savoy, finely shredded2 cups (370 g) couscous⅓ cup (20 g) chopped fresh mint

Serves 4
Preparation: 15 minutes, plus 12 hours marinating
Cooking: 2½ hours



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