Harissa & herb Moroccan meatballs
Delicious moroccan style meatballs
HARISSA AND HERB MOROCCAN MEATBALLS
Years ago, when I was working in London I would sometimes pick up my lunch in Leon, and one of my absolute favourites was the Moroccan meatballs. They would serve these with brown rice with toasted seeds, and an amazing homemade coleslaw (and I HATE normal coleslaw, but this was lovely and crunchy and not covered in sloppy mayonnaise!). Unfortunately we don’t have Leon restaurants down in Devon, but I do have 2 of their cookbooks, which I have used SO much! This one is the absolute classic which I use all the time- one of my all time favourite meals Not too spicy chicken cous cous is in this, as well as loads more brilliant recipes: Leon: Ingredients & Recipes.
I’ve based this recipe mainly on the Leon one, but I have cut down the manual labour by using a food processor, and have adjusted the ingredients slightly for my tastes. I made this for a group of friends and they all really enjoyed it- it’s a great one to serve up on a big platter for a group! The key is definitely in the fresh herbs, and allowing a long cooking time for the tomato sauce.
If you can get hold of the reduced-fat lamb mince (10%) then you can keep the syns low on Slimming World- they sell it in Waitrose, Sainsburys and sometimes in Aldi.