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    Lamb and Pistachio Kebabs With Garlic and Olive Sauce

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    1 hr 35 mins

    35 mins

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    English_Rose's Note:

    Combine a feast of flavours in this winning recipe for lamb kebabs with garlic sauce and roasted vegetable couscous.

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    For the kebabs

    For the garlic and olive sauce

    For the grilled vegetables

    For the couscous


    1. 1
      Soak 8 wooden skewers in cold water to prevent burning.
    2. 2
      Combine the lamb, onion, garlic, lemon zest and pistachio nuts in a large bowl, season well and chill for 45 minutes.
    3. 3
      To make the garlic and olive sauce, combine the yogurt, garlic, olives, mint and lemon juice together and season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.
    4. 4
      Refrigerate until needed.
    5. 5
      To make the roasted vegetable couscous, preheat the oven to 450°F
    6. 6
      Cut the peppers, eggplant and zucchini into chunks of about 2in and cut the onion into wedges.
    7. 7
      Place the prepared vegetables into a large roasting tin and toss with the olive oil. Season well and roast for 25-30 minutes.
    8. 8
      Meanwhile roughly crush the cumin and coriander seeds in a pestle and mortar.
    9. 9
      Add the green beans, garbanzos, garlic and ground spices to the vegetables and cook for a further 10-12 minutes, until all the vegetables are tender.
    10. 10
      For the couscous, place the couscous in a large bowl and cover with the boiling water. Set aside for 5 minutes.
    11. 11
      Fluff up the couscous with a fork and add the olive oil, lemon zest and juice and half of the cilantro. Season well and toss to combine.
    12. 12
      Divide the lamb mixture into 8 and mould around the wooden skewers. Brush with a little olive oil.
    13. 13
      Preheat a grill to medium and cook the lamb skewers on both sides for 15-20 minutes.
    14. 14
      Spread the couscous out on a large serving dish. Pile the roasted vegetables on top and sprinkle over the remaining cilantro. Top with the lamb kebab, drizzle with a little chili oil (if using) and serve immediately.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lamb and Pistachio Kebabs With Garlic and Olive Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (784 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1008.8
    Calories from Fat 486
    Total Fat 54.0 g
    Saturated Fat 15.2 g
    Cholesterol 83.0 mg
    Sodium 519.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 96.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 18.0 g
    Sugars 11.1 g
    Protein 38.9 g

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    Greek yogurt

    fresh mint

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