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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.
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!
This is the best cous cous recipe ever.
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!
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!
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!
I don't think this would be nearly as good without the almonds - they really make the dish! Thanks for posting (^o^)o
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.
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.