Cajun meatball kebabs with couscous recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: not
Prep: 30 min
Cooking: 15 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 575 kCal 29%
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  • These spicy southern-style minced pork meatballs are great with sun-dried tomato, red onion and coriander couscous

    Ingredients

    • For the meatballs
    • 450g (1lb) lean minced pork
    • ½ 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
    • ½ red onion, finely chopped
    • 8 sunblush tomatoes, drained and chopped
    • 45ml (3tbsp) fresh chopped coriander
    • 30ml olive oil

    Method

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Divide the hot couscous between 4 serving bowls. Thread the cooked meatballs on to metal skewers and serve on top of the couscous.

    Top tip for making Cajun meatball kebabs with couscous

    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.

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