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2009/07/26 16:42:55 (permalink)
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Cous cous

Does anyone have any nice recipes for meals involving cous cous? Also, what is the best way to make cous cous? I've tried it quite a few times but it usually ends up soggy and wet.
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    Palerider
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    Re:Cous cous 2009/07/26 18:14:50 (permalink)
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    personally i like to mix it up with some salad 'stuff' such as grated carrot, a few raisins, spring onions, peppers etc..... you get the idea

    to cook, i just mix it in a jug of boiling water and cover for 10 mins then fluff up and serve.  100g of cous cous with 170ml of boiling water.

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    Re:Cous cous 2009/07/26 18:20:11 (permalink)
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    equal volume of water and couscous. IMO it's very versatile. I usually add a squeeze a lemon juice, I find this helps it fluff up a little better.

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    Re:Cous cous 2009/07/26 21:16:17 (permalink)
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    I prefer steaming it.  Over a broth preferably, so it absorbs the flavours.
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    Re:Cous cous 2009/07/27 11:34:47 (permalink)
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    Cheers, I'll give them a go. Any recommendations for sauces?
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    Re:Cous cous 2009/07/27 18:59:52 (permalink)
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    I make mine up with a bit of chicken stock, oiive oil, finely chopped roasted peppers & mushroom and sometimes a couple of chopped dried apricots.
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    Re:Cous cous 2009/07/28 03:21:44 (permalink)
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    i like spicy sauces with it so levi roots or pirri pirri does the trick but it is boring just plain and goes clumpy quite easy ive found but its probably just me thats why i maily buy the ainsly harriot ready ones lol cheating
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    Re:Cous cous 2009/07/28 12:14:49 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'm hungry now after reading these!
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    Re:Cous cous 2009/08/05 15:43:34 (permalink)
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    Caramelise some onions and courgettes, make the couse cous up with chicken stock, chuck in the onions and courgettes and some lemon zest.  Tasty.
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    Re:Cous cous 2009/08/05 23:21:36 (permalink)
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    I use stock to make it with- you don't need much. Put in a small amount, leave it for ten mins and if its still a bit hard, add a bit more... easier to add more than to take it out. I also add a little lemon juice and a bit of olive oil.

    my favourite way to do it is  as above, but with added roasted veggies (onions, peppers, courgettes etc), some pistachios or almonds, a teaspoon of harissa and some smoked mackerel flaked into it...
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    Re:Cous cous 2009/08/12 21:15:04 (permalink)
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    despite being a complete prick the ainsley harriot cous cous is
     nice
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