Tagine Lamb Meatballs

If you want a change from the usual way you cook meatballs, this flavoursome dish is absolutely delicious. With the spices you would usually find in a Tagine and served with a spiced up Harissa sauce and giant couscous. It is a real winner!!

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In a bowl mix:
– 2tsp cumin seeds and 2tbsp coriander seeds, dried toasted and crushed in a pestle and mortar
– 50g breadcrumbs
– 3 garlic cloves, crushed
– 500g lamb mince
– juice of 1 lemon
– 1 egg, beaten
– 10/15g fresh mint leaves, chopped

After mixing and seasoning all the ingredients together refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight, like I did.

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Fry the meatballs in a little oil to just seal them and finish them on a preheated oven while you get the couscous ready.

I served the meatballs with giant couscous and a basic homemade tomato sauce spiced up with Harissa paste, you can add as much or as little as you like. Because my kids don’t like their food too spicy I mixed half the sauce with the Harissa and left the other half plain.

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Add some plain yogurt with the spicy Harissa sauce if you find it to hot and some chopped mint or coriander to serve.

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