I’m getting less and less time to cook these days, but am unprepared to compromise on quality. In order for me to make sure that I eat a home cooked meal most nights, the slow cooker has been a key piece of equipment for me. I bought it a month or so ago for about £30, but it’s worth it’s weight in gold. There’s nothing like coming home from a long day at work to find your flat smelling gorgeous, with a delicious meal ready to eat.
In the morning before work, I had the inspiration of making a moroccan flavoured lamb dish. This isn’t authentic by any means, since it just involved me rummaging through my cupboards/fridge and dumping the contents into a slow cooker. But it wasn’t half delicious. Serve with couscous, sour cream and a splodge of harissa.
There was loads left over, so I shredded the meat with the sauce and made fajitas with it the next night. Bonus meal!
- 1 lamb shoulder
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 2-3 sliced carrots
- 1 carton passata, or a tin of plum tomatoes
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 large clove crushed garlic
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- pinch of saffron (if you have it)
For the couscous
- bunch of fresh mint
- bunch of fresh coriander
- soured cream
Method: Bung it all in a slow cooker. Switch it on low. Come back 8 hours later. Season to taste.
Prepare the cous cous as per packet instructions. Mix in a knob of butter, seasoning, a bunch of mint and coriander. Serve with a splodge of soured cream and harissa on top.