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Persian Lamb Couscous

Persian Lamb Couscous

Rating
4.5rating out of 5

(3168 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Middle Eastern

Use within

4-5 days

We’ve created a simple dish here that encompasses all that’s good within Persian cuisine. Our lamb is crisped and flavoured with baharat, a lovely warm Arabic spice mix. Served over cucumber and carrot couscous with plump sultanas. All topped with crunchy toasted pistachios and a dollop of cool minty yoghurt.

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Middle Eastern

Use within

4-5 days

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In Your Box
Ingredients for 2 people (double for 4)
Couscous
120g golden couscous †
Sultanas
30g sultanas †
chicken stock cube (new 5/18)
1 chicken stock cube †
tomato paste 3.18
1 tbsp rich tomato paste †
Natural-yoghurt
120g organic natural yoghurt †
Pistachio-nuts
1 bag of pistachio nuts †
Baharat-(7-spice)
1 tbsp baharat
British Lamb mince2
250g British lamb mince
Carrot
100g carrots
cucumber
1/2 cucumber
fresh-mint
5g fresh mint
Red-onion
1 red onion
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 120g couscous<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 30g sultanas<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 Knorr chicken stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 120g natural yoghurt<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 bag of pistachio nuts<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tbsp baharat
  • 250g British lamb mince
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 5g mint
  • 1 red onion
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 625 kJ
149 kcal
2916 kJ
694 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
6 g
2.3 g
28.1 g
10.9 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
15.7 g
5.3 g
73.4 g
24.9 g
Fibre 1.4 g 6.7 g
Protein 8.7 g 40.6 g
Salt 0.58 g 2.71 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
120g couscous
durum wheat semolina (100%)
30g sultanas
sultanas, sunflower oil
1 Knorr chicken stock cube
Salt, potato starch, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), yeast extract, sugar, chicken fat (2%), chicken (1%), spices (turmeric, pepper CELERY seeds), flavourings, onion powder, maltodextrin, lemon juice powder, parsely, caramel syrup, antioxidant (extracts of rosemary).
1 tbsp tomato paste
tomatoes (sulphites)
120g natural yoghurt
milk
1 bag of pistachio nuts
pistachio nut (100%)
1 tbsp baharat
coriander, paprika, pepper, cinnamon, cumin, cayenne pepper, clove, cardamom, nutmeg
250g British lamb mince
lamb (100%)
1 carrot
carrot
1/2 cucumber
cucumber
5g mint
mint(100%)
1 red onion
red onion
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (wheat, None, celery, sulphites, milk, nut)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Quick Persian Lamb Couscous

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) over a medium-high heat

Once hot, add the pistachios and toast for 2 min or until they've darkened slightly 

Once done, transfer the toasted pistachios to a board to cool and keep the pan

2 Quick Persian Lamb Couscous

Meanwhile, boil a kettle

Peel and finely slice the red onion[s]

Return the pan to a medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil 

Once hot, add the sliced red onion with a pinch of salt and cook for 5 min or until beginning to soften

 

3 Quick Persian Lamb Couscous

Meanwhile, add the couscous and sultanas to a heatproof bowl with 200ml [400ml] boiled water, cover and set aside

4 Quick Persian Lamb Couscous

Meanwhile, strip the mint leaves from their stems and chop them finely

Mix the chopped mint through the natural yoghurt – this is your minted yoghurt

5 Quick Persian Lamb Couscous

Once the onion has softened, increase the heat to medium-high and add the lamb mince

Cook for 4 min until browned, breaking the mince up with a wooden spoon as you go 

Once browned, crumble the chicken stock cube[s] into the pan with the tomato paste and baharat and cook for 2 min

Add 100ml [150ml] boiled water and cook for a further 5 min or until the lamb has crisped 

6 Quick Persian Lamb Couscous

Meanwhile, cut the cucumber in half and scrape out the inner seeds with a teaspoon, discarding the watery seeds

Dice the remaining cucumber 

Top, tail, peel and grate the carrot[s]

7 Quick Persian Lamb Couscous

Fluff the couscous with a fork, add the grated carrot and chopped cucumber and season generously with salt and pepper

Add a drizzle of olive oil and give everything a good mix – this is your carrot and cucumber couscous

Chop the toasted pistachios roughly

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Serve the crispy lamb over the carrot and cucumber couscous

Dollop with the minted yoghurt and garnish with the chopped pistachios

Enjoy!

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