Cheat’s Middle Eastern lamb

Cheat’s Middle Eastern lamb
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Ready in 12-15 min

A lamb recipe with a difference, this uses a few shop-bought ingredients to create a flavoursome dinner for two people.


  • 1 x 150g pack wholegrain couscous
  • ½ tbsp redcurrant jelly
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 400g (4-6) lamb cutlets
  • 100g baby plum tomatoes, halved
  • 50g unsalted cashews, toasted
  • Small bunch fresh mint, finely chopped
  • ½ small red onion, finely sliced


  1. Preheat the grill to medium. Cook the couscous in a large bowl, according to the pack instructions, and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the redcurrant jelly and sesame seeds, then brush over the cutlets on both sides, to coat. Arrange the cutlets on a grill rack, then grill for 2-3 minutes on each side, depending on how pink you like them.
  3. Meanwhile, add the tomatoes, cashews, mint and red onion to the couscous. Season. Using a fork, fluff up the grains and mix together. Serve the couscous with the grilled lamb chops.

delicious. tips

  1. If there’s leftover couscous, mix it with some feta for a simple lunchbox.


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