For the méchoui:
1 leg of lamb (1.8 kg)
½ bunch of coriander, 3 stems of shallots
½ teaspoon of each: dried thyme, cinnamon powder, peppercorns
1 tablespoon each: paprika, cayenne, cumin, ginger
1 pinch of turmeric
150 ml of olive oil (50 ml for seasoning and 100 ml for a special oil whose mechoui is brushed throughout the cooking)
For couscous with veal chops :
500 g veal chops
500 g of couscous seeds
1 turnip, 3 carrots, 1 zucchini, 2 tomatoes, 1 onion
50 grams of raisins
1 tablespoon of ginger, 1 pinch of cinnamon, 1 pinch of turmeric, salt and pepper,
3 tablespoons olive oil
700-800 ml of water
1 knob of butter
For the méchoui:
* The traditional mechoui is cooked with embers and is constantly turned over. Here I opted for an oven, much easier.
In a cup, I spill my 50 ml of oil to which I add all the spices, chopped coriander and salt (to taste) to get my marinade.
I reserve a small part of the marinade that I dilute with 100 ml of oil
I make deep cuts in my leg and I properly coat the marinade (insisting on the notches). I taste to rectify the salt if necessary. I then put the leg of lamb in a baking dish and cut 3 shallots. I close my dish with cellophane and leave to refrigerate for 4 hours or more
Before I start cooking the leg, I preheat my oven to 150 degrees Celsius. To facilitate the circulation of heat below my leg, I place a grill at the bottom of the baking dish and I place my leg
I let it cook for 30 minutes and I come out to spill 200 ml of water. I put the leg in the oven to cook for 4 more hours.
Every 30 minutes, I sprinkle some of the cooking juice in the bottom of the dish and I go back. I also make sure to brush it a few times with the oil prepared in step 2.
After a total of 4h 30 of cooking, I take out my leg of the oven and I let it rest 10 minutes before serving. The meat should be crispy on top and should come off easily from the bone.
For the sauce accompanying the méchoui:
1 tablespoon of Harissa
The juice of a lemon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 small glass of water
salt to taste
A homogeneous mixture of these ingredients in a small cup will give you a delicious sauce to accompany your mechoui.
For the broth of chops accompanying the couscous:
In the bottom of my couscoussier, I make the chops and the onion sliced in a net of olive oil. I then add the diced tomatoes, ginger, pinch of turmeric, salt and pepper.
I cook 5 minutes and then add 700-800 ml of water and I adjust the seasoning if necessary. On medium heat, all will cook for 20 minutes before incorporation of vegetables.
I start by incorporating the vegetables. First add the carrots (previously cut in length, without the heart) and then the turnips (cut in 2). I cook 10 minutes and finally add my zucchini cut into length. I cook for another 15 minutes.
Your broth is ready.
I immerse my 50 g raisins in a cup of water to rehydrate (30 minutes or more)
While the broth is cooking, I spill my 500 g of couscous seeds into a salad bowl. I wet them with a little water and a drizzle of olive oil. I mix the whole and I err in between my two hands.
I spill the contents of the salad bowl into the top of my couscoussier, I close and I cook 20 minutes steaming.
At the end of the 20 minutes, I spill the couscous in my salad bowl and add a little water, a bit of oil and I kiss it a second time (be careful not to burn yourself)
I put the couscous to cook for another 15 minutes and I spill it into my salad bowl again.
I crushed with a fillet of olive oil, I add salt and I cook 10 minutes
After this time, I spill my couscous cooked in the salad bowl, I add a nut of butter and I kick it one last time.
Triple steaming gives you an almost cloudy couscous. Nothing to do with what we know.
I serve my couscous in a large dish making a small mountain whose top will be watered with a little broth. I put my ribs on it. The rest of the broth will be served as an accompaniment in a small cup. I lay the vegetables at the ends of the dish. I sprinkle a pinch or two of cinnamon and I sprinkle with grapes.
It’s ready! Enjoy your meal!
Engagement Roast Chicken
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Remove and discard the chicken giblets. Pat the outside dry. Liberally salt and pepper the inside of the chicken. Cut the lemons in quarters, place 2 quarters in the chicken along with the garlic and reserve the rest of the lemons. Brush the outside of the chicken with olive oil and sprinkle the chicken liberally with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken. Place the chicken in a small (11 by 14-inch) roasting pan. (If the pan is too large, the onions will burn.) Place the reserved lemons and the sliced onions in a large bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Pour the mixture around the chicken in the pan.
Roast the chicken for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and a thigh. Remove the chicken to a platter, cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest for 10 minutes while you prepare the sauce, leaving the lemons and onions in the pan.
Place the pan on top of the stove and turn the heat to medium-high. Add the wine and stir with a wooden spoon to scrape up the brown bits. Add the stock and sprinkle on the flour, stirring constantly for a minute, until the sauce thickens. Add any juices that collect under the chicken. Carve the chicken onto a platter and serve with the lemons, onions, and warm sauce.
Smoky Black Bean Burgers
Prep 10 m
Cook 10 m
Ready In 55 m
- Mix ground flax seed and water together in a small bowl. Let sit to thicken, about 5 minutes.
- Mix flax mixture, black beans, panko bread crumbs, garlic, salt, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke together in a bowl until combined. Form batter into 4 patties; arrange on a plate. Chill in refrigerator until set, about 30 minutes.
- Spray a skillet with cooking spray; place patties in skillet over medium heat. Cook until browned, about 5 minutes per side.
Source : allrecipes.com