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Moroccan Lamb Stew

6 servings

Fragrant with cumin, ginger and cinnamon, this lamb stew comes to your table brimming with fresh vegetables and chick-peas. Couscous is a perfect accompaniment.

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 pounds boneless leg of lamb, lean,
       cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 cups finely chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 pound carrot, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound butternut squash, peeled,
       cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 19 oz. can garbanzo beans, (chick peas)
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 2 zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  •    French-Style Couscous (below)

Preheat oven to 325°. Crush garlic with salt to form a paste. Combine garlic paste with lamb, onions, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, and pepper in a large, heavy Dutch oven. Cover and roast 1 hour.

Stir in carrots, squash, chick-peas and raisins. Cover and cook 30 minutes. Add Zucchini and cook 30 minutes more or until lamb and vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with couscous

Nutrition Facts (12 PP)
Amount Per Serving: Calories 488 - Calories from Fat 88
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 18%, Protein 35%, Carbohydrate 47%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 97mg, Sodium 936mg, Total Carbohydrate 58g, Dietary Fiber 5g, Protein 43g, Vitamin A 27479 units, Vitamin C 35 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 7 units

French-Style Couscous

4 servings

  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons margarine or butter

Place couscous in a bowl and stir in water and salt. Let soak for about 20 minutes until liquid is absorbed. Rub grain between your fingers until there are no lumps. Then place in a vegetable steamer lined with cheesecloth and steam for 30 minutes.

When ready to serve, place couscous in a bowl, stir in the 2 Tablespoons margarine.

QUICK STYLE: Place 1 Cup water and 2 TBS margarine and salt in bowl; Microwave at full power 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in couscous, cover and set for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork

 
Nutrition Facts (5 PP)
Amount Per Serving: Calories 172 - Calories from Fat 6
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 4%, Protein 14%, Carbohydrate 83%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 595mg, Total Carbohydrate 36g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 6g, Vitamin A 14 units, Vitamin C 0 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 0 units

Bon appetit!

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