Roast lamb with pomegranate couscous salad

Roast Lamb with Pomegranate Couscous Salad

Roast lamb is an all-time classic dish. Combining it with this oh-so-fresh and delicious Pomegranate Couscous Salad takes it to the next level!

• Serves 6

• Prep 30 minutes (plus cooling and standing time)

• Cook 1 hour 20 minutes

Roast Lamb with Pomegranate Couscous Salad: Ingredients

3 red onions

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs

1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted

1.2kg easy-carve leg of lamb, string removed

1 cup couscous

1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 cup boiling water

1 teaspoon finely grated orange rind

1/3 cup pomegranate arils

1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

Roast lamb with pomegranate couscous salad
Recipe supplied. Photography by Guy Bailey.


1) Thinly slice 2 1/2 onions. Finely chop remaining and reserve. Heat half the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook sliced onion, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until softened. Add sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until onion is caramelised. Stir in vinegar. Cook for 2 minutes. Stand for 15 minutes to cool. Stir in breadcrumbs and half the pine nuts. Season.

2) Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Place lamb, skin-side down, on a board. Press onion mixture over lamb. Roll up to enclose. Tie with kitchen string. Transfer to a roasting pan. Drizzle with half the remaining oil. Season. Roast for 1 hour, for medium, or until cooked to your liking. Cover. Stand for 15 minutes to rest.

3) Meanwhile, place couscous in a bowl. Pour over juice and boiling water. Cover. Stand for 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork to separate grains. Add rind, pomegranate, mint and remaining oil, onion and pine nuts. Season. Toss to combine.

4) Serve lamb with couscous salad.


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More Lamb Recipes

Want to add a few new tricks to your culinary repertoire? Try out these great lamb recipes: ► Red Wine and Quince Lamb with Couscous  ► Roast Lamb Shoulder with Sweet Onion Gravy  ► Sweet Moroccan Roast Lamb and Carrot Salad