Oct 05, 2017

We are going to show you how to make delicious Moroccan couscous that includes caramelised figs and vegetables. This goes great as a side dish with many meats, particularly lamb and chicken. It will serve four people and only takes 25 minutes to prepare.

What You’ll Need:

    • A cup and a half of couscous
    • A cup and a half of water
    • One chopped red onion
    • One sliced garlic clove
    • Three tbs. extra virgin olive oil
    • A quarter of a pumpkin, chopped and peeled
    • A diced red capsicum
    • A dice green capsicum
    • Three quartered figs
    • Lemon zest
    • A single bay leaf
    • One cinnamon stick
    • A pinch of saffron
    • One tbs. of cumin seed
    • Two tbs. of sweet balsamic reduction
    • A dash of lime juice
    • A pinch of nutmeg
    • Caramelised figs, fresh coriander and mint for garnish

How to Make It

    • Pour the couscous into a bowl.
    • Boil your water in a medium sauce pan, then add the boiling water to the couscous and mix them together. Cover the mixture and allow to set for five minutes.
    • Combine olive oil, garlic, red onion, pumpkin, green and red capsicum and lemon zest in a small saucepan. Fry all this together until it is fully cooked.
    • Using another pan, combine two tbs. of water, the cinnamon stick, figs, bay leaf and two tbs. of balsamic reduction.
    • In another pan, combine cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg and saffron and grind with a mortar and pestle.
    • Combine the veggies, spices and lime juice.
    • Use a fork to fluff this combination and separate the grains. Take the mixture and add to the couscous. Stir lightly.
    • Garnish with figs, mint, and coriander, and finish by drizzling some sweet balsamic reduction on top.
    • Please note- for a chunky couscous, cut the vegetables into cubes and roast them instead of frying them.

We are going to show you how to make delicious Moroccan couscous that includes caramelised figs and vegetables. This goes great as a side dish with many meats, particularly lamb and chicken. It will serve four people and only takes 25 minutes to prepare.

What You’ll Need:

    • A cup and a half of couscous
    • A cup and a half of water
    • One chopped red onion
    • One sliced garlic clove
    • Three tbs. extra virgin olive oil
    • A quarter of a pumpkin, chopped and peeled
    • A diced red capsicum
    • A dice green capsicum
    • Three quartered figs
    • Lemon zest
    • A single bay leaf
    • One cinnamon stick
    • A pinch of saffron
    • One tbs. of cumin seed
    • Two tbs. of sweet balsamic reduction
    • A dash of lime juice
    • A pinch of nutmeg
    • Caramelised figs, fresh coriander and mint for garnish

How to Make It

    • Pour the couscous into a bowl.
    • Boil your water in a medium sauce pan, then add the boiling water to the couscous and mix them together. Cover the mixture and allow to set for five minutes.
    • Combine olive oil, garlic, red onion, pumpkin, green and red capsicum and lemon zest in a small saucepan. Fry all this together until it is fully cooked.
    • Using another pan, combine two tbs. of water, the cinnamon stick, figs, bay leaf and two tbs. of balsamic reduction.
    • In another pan, combine cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg and saffron and grind with a mortar and pestle.
    • Combine the veggies, spices and lime juice.
    • Use a fork to fluff this combination and separate the grains. Take the mixture and add to the couscous. Stir lightly.
    • Garnish with figs, mint, and coriander, and finish by drizzling some sweet balsamic reduction on top.
    • Please note- for a chunky couscous, cut the vegetables into cubes and roast them instead of frying them.