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Saffron Chickpeas with Lamb

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Saffron Chickpeas with Lamb

Saffron Chickpeas with Lamb - Earthy flavors in a Middle Eastern-style dish

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Health Score:
Health Score
9,2 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
20 min.
Preparation
Calories:
515
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Lamb is bursting with iron and haematopoietic vitamin B12, which is only found in animal prodcuts and is involved in the formation of red blood cells.

Couscous pairs beautifully with this fragrant lamb dish. 

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie515 kcal(25 %)
Protein54 g(55 %)
Fat20 g(17 %)
Carbohydrates27 g(18 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage8 g(27 %)
Vitamin A0.3 mg(38 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E6.9 mg(58 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.5 mg(45 %)
Niacin20 mg(167 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate87 μg(29 %)
Pantothenic acid1.4 mg(23 %)
Biotin6.7 μg(15 %)
Vitamin B₁₂3 μg(100 %)
Vitamin C32 mg(34 %)
Potassium800 mg(20 %)
Calcium145 mg(15 %)
Magnesium133 mg(44 %)
Iron8.7 mg(58 %)
Iodine14 μg(7 %)
Zinc7.6 mg(95 %)
Saturated fatty acids4.6 g
Uric acid559 mg
Cholesterol132 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
2
Ingredients
6
1
1
9 ounces
Chickpeas (canned, drained weight)
2 tablespoons
1 pinch
1 pinch
ground cilantro
4
Lamb fillets (about 10-11 oz.)
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Kitchen shears (optional), 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Sieve, 1 Pot (with lid), 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Non-stick pan, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Paper towel

Preparation steps

1.
Saffron Chickpeas with Lamb preparation step 1

Cut sun-dried tomatoes into thin strips with the kitchen shears or a large knife.

2.
Saffron Chickpeas with Lamb preparation step 2

Peel the garlic and cut into slices.

3.
Saffron Chickpeas with Lamb preparation step 3

Rinse and dry zucchini and cut into approximately 2-inch cubes.

4.
Saffron Chickpeas with Lamb preparation step 4

Rinse chickpeas and drain.

5.
Saffron Chickpeas with Lamb preparation step 5

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pot. Add dried tomatoes and garlic and sauté over medium heat for about 1 minute. Add zucchini and chickpeas.

6.
Saffron Chickpeas with Lamb preparation step 6

Add 1/4 cup of water and the saffron threads, season with salt, pepper and ground coriander and cook over low heat, covered, for about 7 minutes.

7.
Saffron Chickpeas with Lamb preparation step 7

Meanwhile, rinse lamb, pat dry and remove tendons if desired.

8.
Saffron Chickpeas with Lamb preparation step 8

Heat the remaining olive oil in a non-stick pan. Add lamb and season with salt and pepper. Cook on low heat for about 5 minutes. Serve lamb with chickpeas and vegetables.

Comments

 
I can't wait to try this. Is there anything I could use as a substitute if I don't have saffron strands on hand?
Cyndy from EAT SMARTER's picture
Saffron provided a beautiful red-orange color to foods but the taste is very mild. I would suggest a sprinkle of sweet paprika as a substitute, for both color and flavor. Enjoy!