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I've made this at least five times now, and I plan to keep making it! It's a good company side dish and popular at potlucks. Every time it's a little different, as I use what's on hand. I usually use garam masala instead of the curry powder and turmeric; I don't really need the butter in the couscous; I don't add salt; and I use either red onions or scallions if I don't happen to have both. I would say the fresh parsley, good olive oil and yogurt are essential. It's ok without the slivered almonds, but much nicer with. A flexible dish that is sure to please.

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Omniveg September 20, 2009

I had to make a few substitutions and omissions to accomodate my (lack of) ingredients - including the couscous! I had everything but the couscous and the water ready to go in the morning, then when I went to get the couscous out at dinner time, there was only about a tablespoon left in the jar, lol! So, happy substitution, I used millet instead. I also omitted the butter - because I forgot, used pistachios instead of almonds, raisins instead of currants, onion powder to replace the red onion and the scallion, and dried cilantro to replace the parsley. This was STILL a great, tasty recipe. What a wonderful mixture of flavors. Thank you!

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Jmommy209 January 27, 2009

This is the best cous cous recipe ever.

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Chef Micki S December 09, 2008

Amazing combination of flavors! I've made this four times for different groups of people, each time it was a hit! The flavors are so unique, wonderfulness in your mouth! I followed the recipe except I usually forget to add the butter and don't notice a difference. I also cut down on parsley and add a bit of cilantro. I made it without yogurt, but it wasn't nearly as good...yogurt is a must. I serve this with Grilled Moroccan Chicken Grilled Moroccan Chicken....highly recommended!

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Girl in Uruguay August 20, 2008

Sooooo delish!! I can't wait to make this for company! Used raisins (had no currants) and used only red onion (had no scallions). I will be making this often!

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WOTA June 21, 2013

I fell in love with this the first time I tried it. Great for days with amazing flavor. I made some substitutions to make for less dairy (margarine for butter, soy yogurt) and didn't add currants, red onion, or almonds until immediately before eating. LOVE!

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PixieSkull June 04, 2010

I don't think this would be nearly as good without the almonds - they really make the dish! Thanks for posting (^o^)o

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Mellowpuff October 14, 2009

This is a a great couscous indeed. I found the salt was a wee bit more than we like, but everything else was perfect. Thanks for the recipe.

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Chef Pollo July 07, 2009

This was a GREAT side dish. I will definitely make this over and over again. I did not have white wine vinegar, substituted equal parts white wine and balsamic vinegar. I threw the almonds into the boiling water, just before adding the couscous. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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Recipe Mavin June 29, 2009

Delicious!

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Ginger Rose June 20, 2009
Curried Couscous