Great on either the grill or the barbecue, Israeli couscous or 'Fregola' makes a delicious alternative to couscous or rice
Cut the chicken breasts into thin angled slices. Dice the lamb (if necessary)into 1 1/2 inch dice, removing the excess fat. Remove the skin from the garlic and grind along with the whole spices.
add the ground spices and a little olive oil to make a sloppy puree.
Mix the meats separately with the spice paste . Place in a bowl and allow to marinate in the fridge for 60 minutes.
Skewer onto long skewers
To cook the meats: Heat the griddle until very hot and cook the meats until cooked through.
Preheat the oven to 180'C
Place the flaked almonds on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 7 minutes until golden brown.
Place the couscous in a pan of salted boiling water and cook until tender (10 minutes). When tender drain and then drizzle with olive oil.
Chop the red peppers into small dice, roughly chop the coriander, parsley and mint leaves.
Shave the fennel with a mandolin and lightly salt to soften.
Finely slice the garlic cloves. Zest and juice the lemons, keep separate.
Remove the heart from the pickled lemon and finely dice the skin.
Add the fennel to the couscous
Toast the garlic in 100ml of olive oil until golden, add the lemon zest, when fragrant add the juice and the pickled lemon, cook for a minute then pour over the couscous
Chop the red peppers into small dice, roughly chop the coriander, parsley and mint leaves and
add to the cous cous along with the fresh herbs, season with salt and pepper.
Check the seasoning and adjust if necessary. Finally add the flaked almonds
To serve: Place a pile of the couscous in the middle of a platter and place the meats on top to allow the juices run through
Squeeze the remaining lemon juice over the meats
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