Harissa lamb

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This spicy treat is equally as good as a kitchen cooked meal or as a barbecue. If you already have the harissa paste then it really is simple. Give it a try.

Harissa lamb
Harissa lamb with colourful couscous
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:242
Ready in:1 hour 25 minutes
Prep. time:1 hour 10 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:31st January 2013

Best recipe review



Thanks Rosemary, fabulous recipe.

Paul R Smith

Harissa lamb on the griddle pan


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  • 4 lamb loin fillets, sliced into ½" (1 cm) thick medallions
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped mint leaves
  • Handful of coriander leaves and stalks, roughly chopped
  • 3 teaspoons harissa paste


  1. Meat aside, mix all of the ingredients together to produce a marinade.
  2. Coat the meat well and marinate for 1 hour
  3. Because cooking hot chillies, or chili paste can cause breathing difficulties, ensure the kitchen is well ventilated, ideally with an extractor fan
  4. On a hot oiled griddle pan, cook for barbecue the lamb for a total of 8 minutes, 4 minutes per side.
  5. Remove, cover and rest for 5 minutes before serving

Serving suggestions

Serve with couscous and yogurt with chopped chives.


This dish makes a good barbecue, either as medallions on a griddle plate, or fillets, sliced lengthwise on the grill, though you would probably need to increase the cooking time for whole steaks

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