Garlicky lamb with peppers & couscous

Quick, impressive and bursting with Mediterranean flavour

  • Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 689
  • fat 48g
  • saturates 16g
  • carbs 34g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 33g
  • salt 1.38g


  • 2 x 110g packets flavoured couscous (or plain)
  • 50g bought or homemade garlic butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 lamb leg steaks
  • 250g roasted pepper strips from the deli, or 285g jar roasted pepper strips, drained
  • 20 Kalamata olives
  • handful mint or flatleaf parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp toasted flaked almonds


  1. Put the kettle on to boil and tip both packets of couscous into a heatproof bowl. Melt the garlic butter in a frying pan over a medium heat with a tablespoon of the oil. Add the lamb steaks and fry for 4 minutes on each side. Pour 400ml/14fl oz boiling water over the couscous, stir in the remaining oil and set aside to absorb.

  2. Tip the peppers and olives into the pan with the lamb. Roughly chop the herbs, add and continue cooking until the lamb is cooked. Squeeze in the lemon juice, season.

  3. Toss the almonds into the couscous and spoon on to serving plates. Top with the lamb, peppers, olives and juices, and serve.

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