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