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Lamb with Spicy Couscous

Preparation time: 20 min, Cooking time: 25 min, Cals per serving: 745

ingredients

serves: 4
2 fillets of lamb, about 400 g (14 oz) each
5 tbsp olive oil
1 aubergine ,cut into 1 cm (1/2 in) dice
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
225 g (8 oz) couscous
1 large red chilli , deseeded and finely chopped
3 tbsp chopped fresh mint
raisins 75 g (3 oz), soaked in hot water and drained
yogurt and fresh mint sprigs to garnish

method

1. Trim the lamb fillets, rub in 1 tablespoon of the oil and season well. In a heavy non-stick pan, fry the lamb for 15 minutes, turning regularly. Remove from the pan and leave to rest for 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, toss the aubergine in the cumin and cinnamon to coat, and fry in 2 tablespoons of the oil for 10 minutes, or until softened. Prepare the couscous according to packet instructions.

3. Add the aubergine, chilli, 2 tablespoons of the mint, the raisins and the remaining oil to the couscous. Season well, to taste. Slice the lamb and place on the couscous. Drizzle with yogurt, sprinkle with the remaining chopped mint and mint sprigs and serve.

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