The dried fruit and spices in this couscous pair well with any tagine, but especially lamb. Add a little mint for the classic lamb-mint pairing.
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Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes
Ingredients (Serves 4):
- 1 cup couscous
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons golden raisins
- 3 dried apricots, chopped small
- 2 tomatoes, seeded, and chopped small
- ¼ teaspoon coriander
- ½ teaspoon curry powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
- 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
- 2 Tablespoons chopped mint (optional)
In medium pot, bring 1 cup of water to boil with salt and olive oil. Once boiling, add dried fruit, and then couscous. Stir for a couple seconds, then turn off heat. Finally, add tomatoes, and spices. Cover with lid. Let sit 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, stir, and then remove from heat. Fluff couscous with fork. Mix herbs into couscous just before serving for most vibrant flavors.