Minty Lamb Soup

La Cocina de Babel
14Ingredients
750Calories
Seconds

Lamb is a decadent and rich meat that brings a wonderful heartiness to a meal. This Minty Lamb Soup is flavorful and perfect for a family dinner, holiday party or special occasion. This recipe combines a succulent lamb brisket or brisket and neck with decadent vegetables and aromatic spices for a dish. We hope you and your loved ones enjoy this succulent soup as much as we do. Happy cooking!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 kilograms brisket (lamb, or a mixture of brisket and neck)
  • 1 whole leek (washed)
  • 1 whole carrot (peeled)
  • 1 stick celery (green)
  • 1 onion (peeled, + 1/2 onion, chopped)
  • olive oil (Drizzle of)
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon spice (ras el hanout)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon harissa (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup couscous
  • 1 bunch mint

Directions

  1. In a large heavy saucepan, add the lamb, leek, carrot, celery and whole onion.
  2. Cover with water, season, and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours until the lamb is tender and comes away from the bone.
  4. Remove the meat and leave to cool slightly.
  5. Keep the carrot and celery and set aside.
  6. Strain the stock, and discard the remains of the leek and onion. Set aside the stock.
  7. Remove the meat from the bones and shred the meat by hand. Set aside.
  8. Chop the celery and carrot into chunks.
  9. Heat a drizzle of oil in a deep, heavy pan and fry the chopped onion until soft.
  10. Add the ras el hanout spice, cinnamon, and ginger. Stir and allow the flavors to infuse.
  11. Add the meat, garlic, tomato paste, and harissa. Stir all the ingredients together well.
  12. Cover with 1 1/2 liter of the stock, and bring to a boil.
  13. Add the chopped carrot and celery, and the couscous.
  14. Turn off the heat and leave to rest in the hot stock until the couscous doubles in size.
  15. Garnish with a few mint leaves on top
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NutritionView more

750Calories
Sodium18%DV440mg
Fat49%DV32g
Protein163%DV83g
Carbs9%DV27g
Fiber16%DV4g

PER SERVING *

Calories750Calories from Fat290
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat32g49%
Saturated Fat12g60%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol235mg78%
Sodium440mg18%
Potassium1490mg43%
Protein83g163%
Calories from Fat290
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate27g9%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Sugars6g12%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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