Lamb, sweet potato & apple traybake with Couscous

Lamb, Sweet Potato & Apple Traybake with Couscous Recipe

90 Minutes
Serves: 2

Slow cooked lamb with sweet potatoes, red onions and apples flavoured with chilli, coriander, fennel, rosemary, ginger and honey. The lamb is served with almond and cumin couscous

Recipe Ingreds


  • 1 leaves bay leaf
  • 6 sprig fresh coriander
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 whole red onions
  • 2 whole sweet potato
  • 300 ml water
  • 30 ml yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 300 grams cooking apples


  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 3 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 cm fresh ginger
  • 3 sprig fresh rosemary
  • salt (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 whole lamb neck fillet


  • 10 grams flaked almonds
  • 120 grams cous cous
  • 0.25 tsp ground cumin
  • 0.25 cube stock cube chicken
  • 250 ml water (boiling)
  • 8 sprig fresh coriander

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • grind the seeds
  • wash and finely chop the fresh rosemary
  • peel and grate the ginger

Step 2

  • mix the rosemary, seeds, chilli flakes and ginger together in a bowl
  • season with salt and pepper
  • add the oil
  • mix the ingredients

Step 3

  • using half the marinade (place the remaining marinade in the fridge)
  • massage the marinade into the meat
  • place the meat in the rectangular pie dish
  • cover with cling film
  • refrigerate for at least two hours preferably overnight

Step 4

  • remove the meat from the fridge
  • remove the marinade from the fridge
  • set the oven to 190C 375F or gas mark 5

Step 5

  • peel and cut the sweet potatoes into chunks
  • peel and chop the onion(s) into eighths
  • add to the roasting tin
  • add the remaining marinade
  • mix the ingredients

Step 6

  • heat the olive oil in the frying pan
  • add the lamb
  • cook till golden brown
  • add to the roasting tin

Step 7

  • peel and core the apples
  • cut into eighths
  • add the apples to the lamb frying pan
  • cook for a minute or two
  • add the contents of the frying pan to the roasting tin

Step 8

  • add the bay leaf and water to the roasting tin
  • place in the oven
  • cook for 1 and 1/2 hours
  • or until the meat is cooked

Step 9

  • 10 minutes before the traybake is ready
  • remove from the oven
  • Add the honey and stir
  • return to the oven

Step 10

  • add the stock cube to boiling water
  • add the cumin to the stock
  • add the couscous to the bowl
  • add the stock to the couscous
  • set a side

Step 11

  • heat the frying pan
  • add the flaked almonds
  • cook till golden brown
  • mix the almonds into the couscous
  • wash and finely chop the fresh coriander
  • add to the bowl
  • set a side

Step 12

  • remove the traybake from the oven
  • slice the lamb

Step 13

  • mix the apple and vegetable mix from the roasting tin into the couscous
  • add the couscous to a serving plate

Step 14

  • add the lamb
  • sprinkle with coriander
  • serve with a spoon of yogurt
  • serve immediately

Recipe Utensils

  • 1 chopping board
  • 2 chopping board
  • 1 cling film
  • 1 fish slice
  • 2 frying pan
  • 1 grater
  • 1 jug
  • 2 large knife
  • 1 large knife
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 1 mortar and pestle
  • 1 rectangular pie dish
  • 1 roasting tin
  • 1 small bowl

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