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There’s a fantastic butcher by my work and so after Live Below the Line I decided to treat myself. I ended up getting some lamb scrag (on the bone) and only spent £4 for three big pieces of meat. So I left there quite happy.

I decided I’d try a lamb tagine (though without the tagine).

 So what you will need:

For the lamb (feeds three)
Lamb scrag on the bone (one per person)
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 carrot
Half an aubergine
10 prunes
1 cinnamon stick
1 vegetable stock cube
1 tablespoon of butter
Salt and pepper

For the couscous
Couscous
Olive oil
Chilli flakes

Mix the stock cube with about 300ml of boiling water in a bowl. In a big pan add the butter and brown the lamb and onions. Add the water and all chopped vegetables, cinnamon and bring to a boil, add water so that it nearly covers all the meat, cover and simmer for about 30mins. Add prunes and cook for another 15mins. Depending on how you want the liquid to be, remove the lid to reduce 10mins before it’s cooked. Total cooking time should be about 45mins.

About 10mins before your lamb is ready put some couscous in a bowl. Add a tablespoon of oil, chilli flakes (add to taste) and salt and pepper and mix. Add the appropriate amount of water and cover until it’s ready.

 This is an incredibly easy and scrumptious dish!

Mel

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