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Mint Cous-cous Recipe

Cowbridge Kitchen

I created this delicious Vegetarian Couscous recipe as an accompaniment for Moroccan Lamb. The contrast between the Moroccan seasoned lamb and the delicate flavour of mint in the Couscous smells divine and taste delicious.

But Couscous can go with anything and it is a great alternative to Mashed Potato or Chips. Couscous is going to add that taste of the Mediterranean to any meal.

Couscous is basically steamed Durum Wheat that is associated with the Moroccan cuisine, and is often served with stews or Broths.

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It takes about 10 minutes to make this
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Nutritional Facts
This is based on a 157g serving
Calories: 176
Protein: 6g
Fat: 0.3g
Carbohydrates: 36g
Fiber: 2.2g
Sugar: 0.2g
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This recipe will serve upto 2 people Table for Two Servings
Easy : This recipe is simple to make
Anybody can have a go at this recipe.
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The Peppers & Onions are the main cost of this, so if you leave them out it makes the recipe much cheaper.

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    How to Make Couscous

    Couscous – sometimes called kusksi or kseksu – is a Maghrebi dish of small steamed granules of rolled durum wheat semolina that is often served with a stew spooned on top.

    I have made this Mint Couscous to go with Moroccan Lamb, and it compliments the Lamb perfectly.

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    110 g of Plain Couscous
    160 ml of Boiling Water
    1 tsp of Smoked Paprika
    1 tsp of Vegetable Bouillon powder or 1 Veg Stock Cube.
    1/4 tsp of Black Pepper
    3 tsp of Mint Sauce
    10 g of Salted Butter
    Fine diced Peppers & Red Onion (Optional)

    Cooking Instructions

    1. Mix together the Smoked Paprika, Vegetable Stock & the Black Pepper into a small bowl and set aside.
    2. Measure out 110 g of Couscous into a plastic container. This should serve two nicely but could probably be stretched to three as an accompaniment.
    3. At this stage you can dice up 1/4 of a Yellow or Green pepper and 1/2 a Red onion if you are going to add this to the couscous.
    4. Bring a kettle of water to the boil then measure out 160 ml into a measuring jug. Add the 3 tsp of mint sauce to the water and mix it together.
    5. Combine the spice mix that you made up earlier into the dry Couscous and mix it all together with a fork.
    6. Add the onion and peppers at this stage (Optional)
    7. Pour on the 160 ml of boiling water and mint on to the Couscous and combine it with a fork so that all of the Couscous is soaked.
    8. Cover with a lid and let the Couscous Absorbe the water for 5 minutes.
    9. Add a lump of butter and mix it in with a fork.
    10. Serve piping hot as a snack or side dish or Cold as a salad.
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    You can add other vegetables to this, I have used Red Pepper & Onions.