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Moroccan Meatballs with Herb Couscous

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  Lean minced lamb 500 Gram
  Red onion 1 , grated
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Ginger root 3⁄4 Inch, chunk, grated
  Dry red chili flakes 1 Pinch
  Ground cumin 2 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tinned plum tomatoes 800 Gram (2 X 400G Tins)
  Chicken stock 200 Milliliter
  Coriander 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped (1/2 Bunch)
For herb couscous
  Couscous 200 Gram
  Butter 50 Gram
  Chicken stock 300 Milliliter (Boiling)
  Parsley bunch 1 Ounce, chopped

1. In a large mixing bowl, mix with your hand the lamb with onion, half the garlic, half the ginger and half the spices.
2. Shape mixture into marble size meatballs.

3. In a large non-stick skillet, heat olive oil.
4. Fry the meatballs in batches, until evenly browned.
5. Using a slotted spoon, remove onto a plate.
6. To the same pan, add remaining garlic, ginger and spices, sauté for 2 minutes.
7. Add the tomatoes, salt and pour in stock.
8. Simmer sauce for 10 minutes.
9. Return meatballs and continue simmering for 20 minutes until sauce is thickened.
10. Finally scatter chopped coriander and gently stir in.
11. To make the couscous, in a large bowl, combine couscous with butter and seasoning.
12. Pour hot chicken stock over the couscous.
13. Cover bowl and stand for 10 minutes.
14. Stir in the herbs.

15. Make a bed of couscous on dinner plate.
16. Spoon the meatball and sauce over it.
17. Garnish with left over coriander.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Dry Curry
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 837 Calories from Fat 372

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g64.8%

Saturated Fat 12 g60%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 30.6 mg10.2%

Sodium 653 mg27.2%

Total Carbohydrates 61 g20.3%

Dietary Fiber 6.6 g26.6%

Sugars 9.8 g

Protein 54 g107.5%

Vitamin A 47.8% Vitamin C 75%

Calcium 10.2% Iron 12.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Moroccan Meatballs With Herb Couscous Recipe