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A Weekday Menu Recipe

Lamb and Courgette Bake    HT   MC   45mins

Serves 4       Hot   Lamb  Vegetables  Pasta    Main Course   Middle Eastern


1 Onion, sliced

2 Garlic Cloves, chopped finely

3 tbsp Olive Oil

¼ teasp Ground Cinnamon

¼ teasp Allspice

300g/11oz Minced Lamb

1 x 400g/14oz tin Chopped Tomatoes

300g/11oz Courgettes, ( Zucchini )sliced

175g/6oz Pasta  e.g. spirals or shells

50g/2oz Fresh Parmesan Cheese, grated

Salt and Black Pepper




1. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas mark 6 and grease a 1.1 L/2pint ovenproof dish.


2. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the spices and cook for 1 minute then add the lamb and cook for a further 5 minutes.


3. Add the tomatoes, courgettes salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes.


4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in boiling salted water, according to the packet instructions. Drain well.


5. Mix the pasta with the meat mixture and transfer to the ovenproof dish. Sprinkle with the grated parmesan then bake in the oven for 15 minutes.


6. To serve - preheat the grill to hot, remove the lamb from the oven and brown under the grill for 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately.



Serving Suggestions :


Not necessary


Fresh Fruit Salad


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Key techniques required to make this recipe

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.


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