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.