Shell-Shocked Comfort Dinner

Shell-Shocked Comfort Dinner

Flavour is king – or queen right? And some flavours you just can’t go past. On Wednesday night we were out of most things, including energy so it was either eat out, take out or make in. We had defrosted some great looking lamb medallions so that was a start. A handy block of Haloumi in the fridge, some Israeli pearl cous cous and some pumpkin and there you go… flavour on flavour.

I rubbed the lamb medallions with minced garlic and salt and pepper and then they went on the bbq. I don’t usually follow the rules with cooking cous cous (um… or with much haha!) so my method is to put 1 cup of the cous cous in a bowl with just over a cup of boiling water and a teaspoon of chicken stock. I cover it and let it sit for 5-10 min and then just prior to serving, zap it in the microwave (covered) for 2-3 minutes or until the water is absorbed and it is tender. If you like, drop a touch of butter or olive oil through it just before putting it on the plates.


I love roasted pumpkin but we were a bit short on time (or was that patience?!) tonight so we cheated and microwave steamed it – however then it went onto the hot bbq to caramelise and get that great grilled flavour.

And the haloumi… it has become ever so popular lately but I have to say, it’s been a family staple for over 15 years here. Yep… ahead of the trend lol. I cut it into slices and once they were cooked (about 30 sec each side on the hotplate) I chopped them into smaller pieces to mix through the cous cous.

So… we ended up with delicious flavours, tender and juicy lamb and a great, quick, healthy dinner. Yum!


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