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    Ainsley's Spicy Casablanca Couscous

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    15 mins

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    5 mins

    Noo's Note:

    We are big couscous fans in my house and this recipe that my husband found from Ainsley Harriot is really tasty. Great as a snack on it's own or as an accompaniment to roasted veggies or grilled meats and fish.

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    1. 1
      Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in large pan. add the cumin,garlic,coriander and paprika and fry over a gentle heat for 1 min,stirring.
    2. 2
      Add the stock and saffron and bring to the boil. Add the spring onion and then pour in the couscous in a steady stream and give it a quick stir.
    3. 3
      Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid, remove from the heat and set aside for 5 minutes, to allow the grains to swell and absorb the stock.
    4. 4
      If you are serving this warm, stir in the rest of the oil and the remaining ingredients now. Otherwise allow the couscous to cool and chill in the fridge for 1 hour before adding the other ingredients for a yummy cold couscous salad.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 25, 2012


      We are also big couscous fans, so quick and easy and versatile. this is a lovely version, Noo, and I particularly enjoyed the pinenuts in it. Served alongside a chicken potpie, this was a fabulous meal, DH has claimed any leftovers :) (not much ;) ) Thank you, much enjoyed, made for PRMR tag game.

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    • on July 26, 2011


      Really great. Tonight the couscous was backed up by the chicken. Rich in flavor, marvelous texture and super quick to boot! No pine nuts in the house so I chopped some hazelnuts to get that crunch in.

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    • on February 17, 2011


      We really enjoyed this. It was very flavorful, a nice blend of spices. I used chicken stock, but left out the chili as my guests are not big on spicy food. The texture was very light and fluffy, with the occasional crunch of the pine nuts for a nice contrast. This worked very well with the Moroccan lamb dish I served it with.

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    Nutritional Facts for Ainsley's Spicy Casablanca Couscous

    Serving Size: 1 (818 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1633.3
    Calories from Fat 622
    Total Fat 69.2 g
    Saturated Fat 7.7 g
    Cholesterol 10.6 mg
    Sodium 560.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 211.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 19.3 g
    Sugars 11.3 g
    Protein 48.5 g

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