Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cous Cous Provencal

The Menu:
Cous Cous Provencal

Spiced Fish Bake and Cous Cous Provencal

The Original Recipe:
I have been on the look out for some more side dishes. I knew my kids would like this one. I even heard a little "mmm" as one of the boys took his first bite. It went well, as a side, with our Spiced Fish Bake. I will be making this again. I will have to double the recipe though, as it didn't feed 6 people enough. Oh, and the only thing I did a bit different is to use pureed tomato. I picked some fresh tomatoes from the garden today, and I puree them and cook them and then freeze them (no canning this year. not enough bushels of tomatoes to make it worthwhile). Anyway, I took 2 ladles and cooked it down with the garlic. I also used fresh herbs from the herb garden.

Cous Cous Proven├žal


Michelle--MMmom's DH

1 tomato, diced

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 tbsp. butter

1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

½ cup cous cous

½ cup water, boiling

a pinch of dried, chopped basil (to taste)

a pinch of herbes de provence (to taste)

salt (to taste)

black pepper (to taste)



Put tomato, garlic, olive oil, and butter into a sauce pan and cook over medium heat until most of the water leaves the mixture.



Add ½ cup cous cous. Quickly add basil, herbes de provence, salt, and black pepper to taste. Quickly stir together, add just under ½ cup boiling water, and then remove from heat. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.



After 5 minutes, fluff cous cous with a fork and serve.

3 comments:

MM said...

I'll have to tell hubby! He's pretty proud of this recipe. Thanks for trying it and glad yall liked it! It's one of our summer go-to sides.

Julie said...

I love couscous but I hardly ever think to make some. This sounds like a super way to do it :)

Wine Harlots said...

Looks awesome.
I'd pair it with a sauvignon blanc.

Cheers!

Nannette Eaton