Cajun meatball kebabs with couscous

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Cajun meatballs with couscous
Cajun meatballs with couscous
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

These spicy southern-style minced pork meatballs are great with sun-dried tomato, red onion and coriander couscous


For the meatballs
  • 450g (1lb) lean minced pork
  • red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 25g (1oz) fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 10ml (2tsp) Cajun seasoning
  • 15ml (1tbsp) fresh chopped coriander
  • 15ml (1tbsp) oil

For the couscous
  • 225g (8oz) couscous
  • red onion, finely chopped
  • 8 sunblush tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 45ml (3tbsp) fresh chopped coriander
  • 30ml olive oil

Top tip: Cajun seasoning is a blend of chilli powder, other spices and herbs such as thyme and oregano. You'll find it on the spice racks in the supermarket.


  1. To make the meatballs, place the pork, onion,garlic, breadcrumbs, Cajun seasoning and coriander in a food processor. Season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper and process for a few seconds until thoroughly mixed. Alternatively mix well with clean hands.
  2. Shape the mixture into 24 meatballs. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and fry the meatballs for 10-15 mins until browned and cooked through. Shake the pan frequently to turn them.
  3. Meanwhile, place the couscous in a large bowl and pour over enough boiling water to just cover the grains. Leave to soak for about 10 mins until all the liquid has been absorbed. Separate the grains by stirring with a fork. Add the onion, tomatoes, coriander and olive oil and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Divide the hot couscous between 4 serving bowls. Thread the cooked meatballs on to metal skewers and serve on top of the couscous.

Nutritional information per portion

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  • Calories 575(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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