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Couscous Royale

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Joyce tried a recipe of couscous royal and kept asking to try it. I finally had a go today. I couldn't get all the ingredients so I made some substitutions and added other ingredients that I think will go well with the dish. It's very tasty and very filling. The following recipe could easily feed a family of 10!

Ingredients: serves a lot!
  • 200g Chorizo - cut into large pieces
  • 500g Chicken pieces
  • 1kg Shoulder of Lamb - chopped into large pieces
  • 5 Carrots
  • 5 Turnips
  • 5 Tomatoes
  • 5 small Onions
  • 1 bulb Garlic
  • 1 Aubergine
  • 215g (wet weight) Butter Beans (canned)
  • 410g (wet weight) Chickpeas (canned)
  • 4 Bay Leaves
  • 35g Harissa Paste
  • 100g Concentrate Tomato Puree
  • 3 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 tbs Cumin
  • 1 pinch Saffron

Couscous: serves 3
  • 1 cup Couscous
  • 1 1/4 cup Hot Water
  • 3/4 cup Raisins
  • 2 tbs Coriander - coarsely chopped

  • Brown chorizo in a pot (without oil).
  • Remove chorizo and brown chicken and lamb.
  • Add in all other ingredients except for butter beans and chickpeas.
  • Pour in a cup of water, bring to boil.
  • Lower heat and simmer until meat is tender.
  • Mix in butter beans and chickpeas, simmer for about 10 mins.
  • Add salt to taste.
For couscous:
  • Pour boiling hot water onto couscous. Cover for about 10 mins.
  • Mix in raisins and coriander.

2 oink oinks...:

Sophie said...

Your cocoscous dish looks superb! MMMM...

pigpigscorner said...

Thanks Sophie =) It's a really tasty dish!

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