Warm Moroccan Beef & Roast Carrot Salad
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Journey with us to the markets of Marrakech with this caramelised carrot salad topped with quick-fried strips of high welfare British beef.
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533 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 75g wholewheat couscous
  • 600g carrots
  • 4 shallots
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 chilli
  • 1 lemon
  • A handful of flat leaf parsley
  • 50g watercress
  • 250g beef stir-fry strips
From your kitchen
  • 150 ml boiling water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
You'll need
  • Bowl
  • Measuring jug
  • Roasting tin
  • Small bowl
  • Frying pan
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Heat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6. Tip the couscous into a bowl. Pour in 150ml boiling water. Cover with cling film or a plate. Set aside to soak.

  • 2.

    Scrub and trim the carrots. Halve or quarter the carrots, depending on how large they are. Tumble into a roasting tin. Peel and halve the shallots. Add them to the tin.

  • 3.

    Sprinkle 2 tsp cumin seeds over the veg. Peel and grate or crush the garlic. Halve the chilli. Scoop out the seeds (or leave them in for extra heat). Add them to the veg. Drizzle over 1 tbsp olive oil and add a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss everything together.

  • 4.

    Slide the roasting tin into the oven. Roast for 30 mins till the carrots are tender and a little charred at the edges.

  • 5.

    Finely grate the zest from the lemon. Pop it in a bowl. Squeeze in the juice from half the lemon. Add ½ tbsp olive oil and some salt and pepper. Whisk together to make a dressing. Set aside.

  • 6.

    Finely chop the parsley leaves and stalks. Warm a frying pan over a high heat for 2 mins. Add ½ tbsp olive oil to the pan with the stir-fry strips. Stir fry for 3-4 mins till browned all over.

  • 7.

    Take the veg out of the oven. Add the couscous, most of the parsley and all the watercress. Pour in the salad dressing. Toss to mix together. Pile the salad on 2 warm plates and top with the beef and the remaining parsley to serve.

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