entrees

Lamb Chops with Couscous

Looking for an artisan-style meal with a hearty flavour? This lamb chop and couscous is sure to become a favourite. Hearty Seasoning from the Tasty™ Seasoning Kit is infused into chops on three different levels: the marinade, the dry rub, and the dipping sauce.
15 min
PREP TIME
15 min
COOK TIME
27
INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS

  • Dry Rub
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mililiters) hearty
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mililiters) freshly ground black pepper
  • Lamb Chops
  • 2 pounds (1 kilogram) lamb chops
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mililiters) canola oil
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • Marinade
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mililiters) hearty
  • Yogurt Sauce
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup (125 mililiters) finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 cup (250 mililiters) full-fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mililiters) hearty
  • Kosher salt , to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • Couscous
  • 1 1/4 cup (300 mililiters) chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mililiters) butter Substitution Available
    • olive oil
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 cup (250 mililiters) dried couscous
  • 2 to 3 dates , pitted and chopped
  • Olive oil , to taste
  • 1/4 cup (60 mililiters) finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mililiters) thinly sliced chives
  • Toasted pine nuts , for serving

Preparation

  • 1 To make the dry rub, mix together the salt, Hearty Seasoning, and pepper in a small bowl.
  • 2 On a large plate, sprinkle the lamb chops evenly on both sides with the dry rub. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • 3 To make the marinade, mix together the garlic, orange zest, orange juice and Hearty Seasoning in a medium bowl.
  • 4 Place seasoned lamb chops in a glass baking dish and pour the marinade over. Let marinate for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. If the marinade doesn’t completely cover the lamb chops, flip halfway through.
  • 5 While the lamb chops are marinating, make the yogurt sauce. In a medium bowl, whisk together the orange zest, orange juice, mint, yogurt, Hearty Seasoning, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • 6 To make the couscous, combine the chicken stock, butter, and salt in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then pour in the couscous, remove from heat, and let sit, covered, for 10 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork, then stir in the dates, and cover again to keep warm. If the couscous seems dry, add 1 to 2 teaspoons (5 to 10 ml) of olive oil and mix. Set aside.
  • 7 To cook the lamb chops, heat the canola oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  • 8 Remove the lamb chops from marinade, set on a plate, and season on both sides with salt and pepper. Discard any remaining marinade.
  • 9 Carefully add a few of the lamb chops to the skillet, making sure not to crowd the pan. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until desired doneness is achieved and the lamb chops have a nice brown sear on the outside but are still tender in the center. The internal temperature should read 145˚F (63˚C) for medium-rare. Remove the lamb chops from the pan and repeat with remaining lamb chops.
  • 10 Just before serving, fold the parsley and chives into the couscous.
  • 11 To serve, spoon the couscous onto plates and add a few lamb chops. Spoon the yogurt sauce the over lamb chops and top with toasted pine nuts.
  • 12 Enjoy!

NUTRITION INFORMATION

(per Serving)

Nutrition information coming soon.

RELATED RECIPES

REVIEWS