Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Close up of the Seafood Couscous

A close up picture of the Seafood Couscous in Italy. There isn't an accompanying coucous recipe but we ca see that the Italian seafood couscous is based on simplicity with plain but tasty couscous grains cooked in seafood sauce, and a few items of luxurious seafood served on top. Langoustine and whelks perhaps.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Seafood Couscous Cous Cous di Pesce

Cous Cous di Pesce a San Vito Lo Capo #2 by yab994.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Wholemeal Couscous Recipe with King Prawns Mussels and Saffron

Cous cous integrale, gamberoni, cozze e zafferano by Geomangio.

Wholemeal Couscous Recipe with King Prawns Mussels and Saffron

Steam the mussels open, as usual in a large pan with a frying mixture of garlic and olive oil, add a touch of Harissa.
Pour off a cup of the liquid obtained and keep it aside.
In a small pan heat a cup of full pre-cooked couscous, turn off the cooker, add the cup of broth of mussels, still boiling or heated, and a sachet of saffron, stir until completely absorbed, fluff with a fork, decorate with parsley crushed and used in dishes.
In the same pan, add oil and other nice prawns well rinsed, heat a couple of minutes, season with salt and a touch of Harissa.
Lay down on dishes filled with cous cous some mussels and some shrimp, serving the remainder in a bowl.

pic by Geomangio

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Vegetable Tian and Couscous Grain

Tian de l├ęgumes sur lit de couscous - Vegetable Tian and Couscous Grain by La tartine gourmande.

picture and recipe by by La tartine gourmande

I'm not sure about all the reds in the photo but this is a very interesting and authentic couscous recipe from the south of France.

What is a Tian?

This dish is takes us to the South of France. The original meaning of the word Tain is actually the receptacle in which the dish used to be cooked. Un plat en terre de provence (a Terra Cotta dish  from Provence) used to prepare and cook vegetables. Today, whenever we speak about un tian, we think about the food rather than the dish. So a tian is layered vegetables cooked in the oven.

You can go and see the whole couscous recipe on La Tartine Gourmande

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Mango and mint couscous recipe with lemon

Mango and mint couscous recipe with lemon, grilled steak (Was on shiskibob skewers) and pan cooked yellow squash n' onion.

Pic by Live♥Laugh♥Love

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Couscous cakes recipe


Difficulty: easy
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 cakes

♥ 200 g couscous
♥ 1 carrot
♥ 50 g green beans
♥ 20 g peas
♥ 1/2 red pepper
♥ 1/2 green pepper
♥ 1 cube vegetable broth
♥ 2 tablespoon olive oil
♥ salt
♥ vegetable margarine

Chop the vegetables finely. Put them in a saucepan with the olive oil and fry the veggies. Add 200 ml water, salt and the vegetable broth and bring to boiling. Add the couscous, remove from heat, stir and let stand until water absorbed.
Grease some cupcake molds with vegetable margarine and fill them with the couscous. Leave to cool for  5-8 min, and tip out.

Recipe presentation suggestion: you can serve the couscous cakes accompanied by tomato sauce with spices and nuts.

Couscous cakes recipe and photo by veganwarrior

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Couscous and Quinoa packets

Couscous and Quinoa packets
Originally uploaded by Andyrob
All couscous recipes can be adapted to use interesting substitutes or combinations of ingredients instead of the plain couscous grain, not that there's anything wrong with couscous by itself.

One of my favourites is to use a blend of couscous with quinoa.

You have to boil the quinoa for a few minutes first, then add an equal measure of couscous and leave to swell. That's all there is to it, using half quantity of quinoa for a couscous recipe.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Lamb, grilled vegetables and couscous

Here's a couscous recipe that works realy well and is very appetising. The leg of baby lamb is marinated for 3 hours with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, a pinch of ground cinnamon and cumin then grilled under a grill.
Couscous with a dressing of 3T olive oil, juice of half a lemon, lots of fresh coriander & chives. And some chopped olives.
Grill the aubergine, courgette and onion in a grillpan, transfer to an ovendish and mix with tabil :
1 T crushed coriander seeds
1 t crushed caraway seeds (
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/8 t cayenne pepper
1/8 t curry powder
½ t ground cumin
3 T olive oil
Let marinade for at least half an hour.
Just before serving, put it in a 200C oven for about 25 minutes, and at that stage you can also add some cherry tomatoes

It worked together very well. I especially liked the couscous!
And I think the serving dishes look really good too.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Seven Vegetables couscous

Originally uploaded by Andyrob
Couscous with seven vegetables is a classic dish normally made with turnip, carrots, potato, leek, onion, tomato and courgettes or a similar combination.