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Couscous with Lamb and Olives

Couscous with Lamb and OlivesRecipe courtesy of California Ripe Olives.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/4 pounds boneless lamb stew meat, cut into 1-inch chunks
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon hot paprika
1/4 cup (1 ounce) garlic cloves, quartered
3 cups beef stock
1/3 cup red wine
1/4 cup dried currants
2 cups diced carrots (1-inch slices)
1 cup olives, whole, pitted
1 1/3 cups couscous (not instant)
1/4 cup chopped parsley

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a large sauce pot or braising pan over medium high heat. Add lamb, season with salt and paprika and cook for 5 to 6 minutes stirring occasionally until browned on all sides.
  2. Stir in garlic and continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes until golden.
  3. Pour in stock, wine and currants and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to a simmer and cook, covered, for one hour.
  4. Add carrots and olives and cook, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover, stir in couscous and parsley and cook for 15 more minutes until couscous is tender. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of California Ripe Olives.