Moroccan Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks w/ Couscous

  • 8 frenched lamb shanks
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 med brown onions chopped coarsely
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 2 small sweet potatoes chopped coarsely.
  • Toss lamb in flour. heat oil in frying pan and brown lamb. Put lamb in slow cooker. Add more oil and cook onion, garlic cinnamon, cumin, coriander until fragrant. Add wine bring to boil. Add honey and stock bring to boil. Then add spices and liquid to lamb in slow cooker.

    Bascially cook for the whole day on low and about 2 hours before you want to serve it add the sweet potato.

    For the couscous here are the ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 20g butter.
  • 2 tbsp lemon rind,
  • 3/4 cup seeded green olives chopped coarsely,
  • 1/3 cup cup parsley chopped coarsely,
  • 1/3 cup toasted slivered almonds,
  • 1 medium green capsicum chopped finely
  • combine couscous with water and butter in a large bowl, cover; stand for about 5 mins fluffing with a fork occasionally. Then stir in the following ingredients: 2 tbsp lemon rind, 3/4 cup seeded green olives chopped coarsely, 1/3 cup cup parsley chopped coarsely, 1/3 cup toasted slivered almonds, 1 medium green capsicum chopped finely.

    Thanks to Susanna for this one

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