Couscous with Lamb and Chicken

Couscous with Lamb and Chicken

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This really is a feast: couscous is served with lamb, chicken drumsticks, sausages and a huge assortment of vegetables.


Serves: 8 

  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 kg lamb meat, diced
  • 5 chicken drumsticks, skin removed
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 onions, diced
  • 4 large tomatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 3 litres water
  • 4 turnips, peeled and quartered
  • 1 stalk celery, thickly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 500g pumpkin, diced
  • 6 carrots, cut into chunks
  • 1 kg zucchini, thickly sliced
  • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, drained
  • 500g couscous
  • 3 beef sausages, halved

Preparation:1hour  ›  Cook:2hours20min  ›  Ready in:3hours20min 

  1. Heat half the olive oil in a large casserole dish. Brown the lamb and chicken on all sides and season with salt and pepper. Remove the chicken and set aside. Add the onions and tomatoes and simmer 10 minutes.
  2. Add 3 litres water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 hour.
  3. Add the turnips, celery, paprika, coriander and cumin. Return the chicken to the casserole and simmer another 50 minutes. Add the pumpkin and carrots and simmer another 20 minutes.
  4. Add the zucchini and chickpeas and simmer 20 minutes. Add water if necessary.
  5. Prepare the couscous according to packet instructions. Fry the sausages in a fry pan. Arrange the meat and vegetables on a platter with the couscous.

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