I didn't take any photos through the cooking process since our buds were hanging out while I was cooking, so apologies for that.
The lamb requires about an hour to stew (along with EVOO, onions, chickpeas, and lots and lots of delicious spices -- cloves, cinnamon, ginger, cumin, saffron, harissa, and black pepper) and by this time it's smelling pretty fabulous.
While the lamb cooked, I also steamed carrots, turnips, sweet potatoes, and slivered cabbage. The couscous is made last, cooked along with sliced red peppers and golden raisins.
Spread the couscous along the bottom of a platter and heap on the lamb. Surround the meat and couscous with all the steamed vegetables and scatter the cabbage on top, along with toasted almonds. I didn't use a big enough platter, so I put all my veggies on a separate plate.
This was super delicious and flavorful. I loved the lamb, and the veggies were a great pairing with the sauces from it. The peppers and raisins cooked into the couscous were a really nice touch, too. Perfect food for a big dinner party.
lamb -- $18.52
onions -- $1.88
sweet potatoes -- $2.74
turnips -- $2.32
cabbage -- $1.66 (3/4 left)
red pepper -- $1.82
couscous -- $4.99 (half left)
golden raisins -- $2.99 (most left)
Total Cost of Simple Couscous with Lamb and Vegetables: $36.92
($3.08 per serving)