Moroccan Turkey Meatballs with Citrus Couscous

Turkey Meatballs
Now that I want to get back into long distance running again, I’ve been on the hunt for some high protein, low fat recipes for dinner. I recently came across this lovely recipe which is super quick, easy and really cheap too on BBC Good Food.

Serves                        Four

Prep Time                 15 minutes

Cooking Time         15 minutes

Calories                     348 per portion


500g turkey mince

2 tsp chilli powder

2 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp cinnamon

1 onion chopped finely

Zest of 1 orange. Save the orange segments and chop

250g couscous

250ml hot chicken stock

2 tsp olive oil

Small bunch of coriander, roughly chopped




1. Mix the mince, spices, onion and orange zest together with your hands. Roll the mixture into about 20 walnut-sized meatballs.

2. Put the couscous in a bowl, pour over the hot chicken stock, cover with cling film and leave to stand for 10 minutes.

3. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Add the meatballs and fry, turning regularly, for about 12 minutes – until browned all over and cooked through.

4. Fluff the couscous up with a fork, stir in the chopped orange, coriander and some seasoning and serve.

And that’s it! It really is that simple. I’m not a huge fan of couscous with orange in it so sometimes I buy ready flavoured couscous like roasted vegetable flavour just to mix things up a little.

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