February 5, 2021

Moroccan Inspired Rack of Lamb with Turmeric Couscous

Moroccan Inspired Rack of Lamb with Turmeric Couscous

Moroccan Inspired Rack of Lamb with Turmeric Couscous

This beautiful, and delicious Moroccan inspired rack of lamb is just so perfect, I am obsessed. It’s a marinade made with herbs + spices, tossed over the lamb, seared and finished in the oven – it is filled with so much flavor.

To serve, we’re having turmeric couscous that is ready in no time. 

How to Make your Lamb Marinade

You’ll start by blending garlic, mint, turmeric, cilantro, cumin, lemon zest, olive oil, salt and pepper and sugar till’ it’s really creamy and dreamy. 

Next, you’ll bring your rack of lamb to room temp and add your marinade all throughout the lamb.

Moroccan Inspired Rack of Lamb with Turmeric Couscous

How to Make Your Turmeric Couscous

Begin by sautéing a diced shallot in butter and olive oil in a pot, until translucent. Toss in cumin, turmeric and salt and pepper to bloom the spices another 1-2 minutes.

Next add your broth, and bring to a light simmer. Toss in your couscous, turn off the heat and let the couscous cook, covered, for another 5 minutes. Open and fluff, toss in lemon juice.

Moroccan Inspired Rack of Lamb with Turmeric Couscous

How to Cook Your Lamb to Perfection!

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Then, heat a cast iron with a drizzle of oil. Sear your rack of lamb until charred on all sides, once it’s at complete room temp.

Once seared, add in your oven for another 10-15 minutes, until cooked to your desired doneness. Remove from the oven, rest and slice the chops. 

Moroccan Inspired Rack of Lamb with Turmeric Couscous

Moroccan Inspired Rack of Lamb with Turmeric Couscous

Moroccan Inspired Rack of Lamb with Turmeric Couscous

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Ingredients

For The Lamb

  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/4th cup fresh mint
  • 1/4th teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1/4th teaspoon cumin
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1 rack of American Lamb (about 8 bone)

Turmeric Couscous

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot (finely diced)
  • 1/4th teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4th teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup couscous
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • finish with lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. 
  • In a food processor, blend garlic, mint, turmeric, cilantro, cumin, lemon zest, olive oil, salt and pepper and sugar until a thick and creamy marinade forms. Adjust with water if needed, about 1 tablespoon.  
  • Add over your lamb and let sit out to marinade and come to room temperature, about 1 hour.
  • While your lamb is marinating, make your cous cous by sautéing a diced shallot in butter and olive oil in a pot, until translucent. Toss in cumin, turmeric and salt and pepper to bloom the spices another 1-2 minutes.
  • Next add your broth, and bring to a light simmer. Toss in your cous cous, turn off the heat and let the couscous cook, covered, for another 5 minutes. Open and fluff, toss in lemon juice. 
  • In the meantime, heat a cast iron with a drizzle of oil. Sear your rack of lamb until charred on all sides.
  • Once seared, add in your oven for another 10-15 minutes, until cooked to your desired doneness. Remove from the oven, rest and slice the chops. Serve with your cous cous and enjoy! 
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Moroccan Inspired Rack of Lamb with Turmeric Couscous

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