Turkey and prune meatballs in an aromatic Moroccan sauce with roasted veg and giant couscous salad
I just love Moroccan tagine flavours, all that warm, rich, sweet flavour, with prunes and root veggies, and yummy couscous on the side. Its all so morish and wonderful.
Minced Turkey instead of chunks of lamb
Moroccan tagine is definitely known to be a lamb dish – and I am all for this – I am a massive lamb fan. However, Ive had a lot of lamb tagine over the years and so I decided it was time for a change. Having already made a turkey tagine in my slow cooker, I thought it might be a nice idea to try something slightly quicker and with a little twist . . . meatballs.
How to make Moroccan meatballs and giant cous cous
Oh yes – turkey and prune Moroccan meatballs! This is definitely one of the best ways to enjoy minced turkey. The fact that its high in protein and low in fat is just an added bonus, because these amazing meatballs in this delicious Moroccan sauce taste incredible.
Its a healthy dish!
Its all true I swear – they are actually healthy. A good helping of meatballs and giant couscous contains less than 500kcal, under 2g of saturates, and 2 portions of veggies.
The couscous is a really simple salad, which is the perfect accompaniment to these Moroccan meatballs. The veg and chickpeas are roasted in the oven, whilst the giant couscous simmers on the hob. When ready, just mix together and serve.
The best bit about this dish is that the Moroccan sauce is separate and so once enough has been added to the meatballs for the final stage of cooking, its up to you what you do with the rest. The whole lot all over the meatballs, or drizzle on top of the couscous, or just have it on the side as a dip.
Personally, I prefer the whole lot poured all over the meatballs with a bit of creme fraiche on the side.
Absolutely stunning – I could eat these Moroccan meatballs all day long.
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