Friday, 6 September 2013

MIDDLE EASTERN LAMB AND CITRUS SALAD

I think I have said it before, how much I love middle eastern food! This is no exception. The lovely soft braised meat covered in spices with bursts of sweetness and sourness, fluffy couscous and a zingy fresh salad.



INGREDIENTS

BRAISE
olive oil
6 lamb chops
2 onions sliced
8 cloves garlic crushed
1 tsp ground cumin
1 cinnamon stick
4 star anise
1 orange zest grated
2 tbs tomato paste
3 tbs pomegranate molasses
1 L chicken stock
handful Iranian/wild figs
1.5 C couscous prepared to package instructions just before lamb is finished.

SALAD
2 blood oranges segmented
1 tangelo segmented
1 ruby grapefruit segmented
1/2 red onion finely sliced
handful coriander leaves

Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius. Heat oil in a pan and brown of lamb. Remove and set aside. Add onion, garlic, spices and orange zest and cook for 5 minutes until starting to colour. Add tomato paste, pomegranate molasses, stock and figs. Add lamb back and bring to a simmer. Cover pan and put in oven or transfer into an ovenproof dish and allow to cook for a couple of hours until lamb is lovely and tender.

Add all salad ingredients in a bowl and toss together.

Serve on top of couscous with the salad on the side.








12 comments:

  1. Hi Nathalie,

    It's my first post on your site:)

    This looks yum! I bet the citrus flavour really compliments the lamb....mmmmmmmm

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    1. Thank-you for stopping by :D Thank-you it was delicious! Citrus and Lamb are always a winner!

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  2. This recipe sounds delicious. I love pomegranate molasses, and the addition of such a variety of citrus in the salad is so unique.

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  3. I've not had much (any) middle eastern food, but the flavor combinations sound interesting. Thanks for sharing at Food on Friday.

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    1. Oh Middle Eastern food is amazing, do try and hunt some down :D

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  4. I just love Lamb and I can almost taste your awesome salad. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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    1. Lamb is my favourite protein! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. This looks delicious as well as nutritious. We Americans need to eat this well. sigh... Time and work are the biggest issues here, I think. Thank you for linking up with Inspired Sunday,

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    1. It really was :D Oh yes and so do some Aussies, with the same factors leading to a bad diet! Thanks heaps for stopping by!

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  6. I came across you blog while on another one and your salad sure did catch my eye. I am always looking for a new recipe idea. The Middle Eastern Lamb and Citrus salad have my mouth watering. I would love to have you to link up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/09/clever-chicks-blog-hop-54-with-two.html





    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/

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    1. Oh thanks! It is such a pretty salad! I will check it out, blogging is unfortunately taking a back seat at the moment as we prepare for bubba number 2 and finishing of some renovating!

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