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Harissa Lamb Kofta Tray Bake with Spinach and Couscous

The North African spice paste of harissa lends a subtle heat to these tray-baked lamb kofta (meatballs) roasted in a rich tomato and capsicum sauce. Spooned over fluffy couscous and drizzled with lemony yoghurt, this dish is going to be your hump-day hero.


45 Minutes




Bake Capsicum

Preheat oven 220°C fan-forced. Remove core and seeds from capsicum and discard. Cut capsicum into thin slices. Place capsicum and oil in a medium roasting dish. Season with salt and pepper, toss to coat and bake for 10 minutes or until capsicum is starting to soften. While capsicum is cooking, continue with step 2.



Make Kofta Mixture

Finely chop parsley leaves and stems and place in a large bowl with lamb mince, Not-So-Hot Harissa and 2 teaspoons dukkah. Season with ½ teaspoon salt and cracked black pepper and mix well to combine.



Add Kofta to Tray

Roll mince mixture into 6 equal-sized balls. Place kofta on tray with capsicum. Add tomatoes and season well with salt and pepper. Return tray to oven and bake for 20 minutes or until kofta are golden brown and the sauce has reduced slightly. While kofta are cooking, continue with step 4.



Make Couscous

While kofta are cooking, place couscous in a heatproof bowl and pour over 185ml (¾ cup) boiling water. Cover with a plate or tea towel and set aside for 5 minutes or until couscous is cooked.



Make Lemon Yoghurt

Juice ½ the lemon and cut remaining lemon into wedges. Add lemon juice to a bowl with yoghurt, season with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Set aside.



Plate Up

Divide couscous between bowls and top with spinach leaves. Spoon over kofta and tomato and capsicum sauce. Sprinkle with remaining dukkah and serve with lemon yoghurt and lemon wedges.

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