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Lamb Chermoula with Date and Almond Couscous

  • Meat
  • Moroccan
  • Contains Dairy

Chermoula is a zesty herb sauce that serves as a fragrant crust to this succulent and flavourful lamb dish served with date and almond couscous..

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  • 0.0 min

    Bring a pan of water to the boil or boil the kettle. You will need around 75ml of boiling water per person for the Couscous.

  • 0.5 min

    Halve the lemon and orange. Juice both and set aside in separate bowls.

  • 1.5 min

    Finely chop the fresh coriander and parsley.

  • 2.5 min

    Slice the dates and remove the pits.

  • 3.5 min

    Tear the fresh mint leaves into pieces.

  • 4.0 min

    For the marinade combine the chermoula spices, lemon juice, coriander, parsley and 1/4 the olive oil.

  • 4.5 min

    For the spiced yoghurt combine yoghurt, lemon juice and cumin.

  • 5.0 min

    Mix well and season with salt and pepper.

  • 5.5 min

    Rub the marinade all over the lamb and marinade at room temperature.

  • 6.0 min

    In a bowl; Combine the couscous, orange juice and 1/4 of the olive oil and season.

  • 7.0 min

    Add the boiling water (80ml per person) and let stand for 10 minutes, or until the water is fully absorbed.

  • 7.5 min

    Heat a frying pan with remaining olive oil over high heat.

  • 8.5 min

    Add the lamb to the pan and cook to your liking. (The lamb will blacken slightly on the outside).

  • 13.0 min

    Remove the lamb and cover with foil to rest.

  • 16.0 min

    Using a fork fluff the couscous and stir in the almond flakes, dates, remaining coriander and mint leaves.

  • 22.0 min

    When the lamb is cooked, thinly slice and divide among serving plates.

  • 23.0 min

    Serve the lamb with couscous and spiced yoghurt.

  • Ingredients

    Fresh Mint

    coarsly chopped



    Almond Flakes


    juiced 1/4 orange juiced per person


    Olive Oil

    2 tablespoons per person

    Fresh Parsley

    finely chopped

    Fresh Coriander

    finely chopped

    Ground Cumin


    juiced 1/4 lemon juiced per person


    Lamb Leg Steak

    Chermoula Spices

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5 out of 5 stars
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A very tasty recipe, I definitely enjoyed it! Some points were a bit vague so I might have missed a bit, but it was nevetheless totally delicious!

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