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Harrisa couscous with golden chicken supremes and roast beetroot…

Cooking time: 10-15 min
Preparation time: 25-30 mins

Serves: 2
Vegetarian: No

Ingredients:



Method:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200c/ 400f /Gas 6 upper middle shelf. Boil your kettle.
  2. Start with the chicken supremes. 
  3. Get a medium sized ovenproof pan. 
  4. Put it on a medium heat. 
  5. Add the vegetable oil and get it hot. 
  6. Season the chicken supremes with salt. 
  7. Add them to the pan and fry, skin side down, over a medium to high heat, for 5-7 minutes until the skin is golden. 
  8. Put the beetroot wedges around the outside of the chicken supremes in the pan. 
  9. Put the pan in your pre-heated oven and roast, with the chicken still skin side down, for 10-12 minutes. 
  10. Take the pan out of your oven turn the chicken skin side up on top of the beetroot. 
  11. Leave to rest for 5 minutes.



While the chicken roasts, make the dressing:

  1. Get a medium sized bowl. 
  2. Add the balsamic vinegar, 3 tbsp olive or chilli oil, chilli and sliced mint.
  3.  Season to taste with salt and caster sugar.
  4. Heat the harissa couscous according to the instructions on the pack. 
  5. Serve with the chicken, roast beetroot and dressing.



Tomato couscous with chicken legs and mangetout:

Cooking time: 25-30 mins
Preparation time: 15-20 mins

Serves: 2
Vegetarian: No

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200c/ 400f /Gas 6 upper middle shelf. 
  2. Boil your kettle.
  3. Start with the chicken legs; get a medium sized ovenproof pan. 
  4. Put it on a medium to high heat. 
  5. Add the vegetable oil and get it hot. 
  6. Season the chicken legs with salt and cayenne pepper. 
  7. Fry the legs, skin side down for 4-6 minutes until they are golden brown. 
  8. Put the pan in the oven and roast for 15 minutes. 
  9. Take the pan out of the oven and drain the fat. 
  10. Turn the chicken legs skin side up and leave to rest for 5 minutes.



While the chicken roasts, make the dressing:

  1. Get a medium sized bowl. 
  2. Add the vinegar, 3 tbsp olive or SunBlush oil, SunBlush Peppers and sliced chives. 
  3. Grate or zest the orange zest over the top. 
  4. Peel the orange with a sharp knife.
  5.  Cut the segments out of the white membranes and add these to the dressing. 
  6. Season to taste with salt, cayenne pepper and caster sugar.
  7. Put a colander in your sink. 
  8. Fill a pan with boiling water from your kettle. 
  9. Add salt. 
  10. Bring back to the boil, add the mangetout, bring back to the boil, boil for 3 minutes or until tender.
  11.  Drain the mangetout in your colander. 
  12. Return them to the pan, sauté for 20 seconds to evaporate the last of the water. 
  13. Season to taste.
  14. Heat the tomato couscous according to the instructions on the pack. 
  15. Serve with the chicken legs, mangetout and dressing.


Moroccan couscous with lamb cutlets and rocket salad:

Cooking time: 15-20 mins
Preparation time: 15-20 mins

Serves: 2
Vegetarian: No

Ingredients:



Method:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200c/ 400f /Gas 6 upper middle shelf.
  2. Start with the dressing. 
  3. Get a medium bowl. 
  4. Add the vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, diced apricots, pomegranate seeds and mint. 
  5. Stir to combine the ingredients then season to taste with salt, sugar and raz-el-hanout. 
  6. Put the dressing next to your cooker. 
  7. Put a plate with a rack on top and a bowl to drain fat into next to your cooker.
  8. Get a medium sized ovenproof pan. 
  9. Put it on a high heat. 
  10. Add the vegetable oil and get it hot. 
  11. Season the lamb cutlets with salt and raz-el-hanout or cumin. 
  12. Put them into the pan and fry them for 2 minutes each side. 
  13. Put the pan into your pre-heated oven for 2 minutes to roast. 
  14. Put the lamb cutlets onto the rack and drain the fat into the bowl. 
  15. Add the water to your pan. 
  16. Bring to the boil and turn off the heat. 
  17. Scrape all of the meaty goodies off the base of the pan then add this meaty liquid to the dressing.
  18. While the lamb fries and roasts, put the rocket and halved baby plum tomatoes onto your plates.
  19. Heat the Moroccan couscous according to the instructions on the pack. 
  20. Serve with the lamb cutlets, rocket salad, tomatoes and the dressing.

Recipe and photo credit by- Merchant Gourmet

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