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Um Safia's Note:
This dish is a regional speciality of an area of Algeria called Constantine. For best results, use freshly steamed couscous. This dish is often served with laben aka buttermilk. You can substitute raisins for the dates, just soak them for 5 mins in hot water.
My Private Note
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- 1Place the cooked couscous in a large bowl & mix in the salt.
- 2De-stone the dates & roughly chop them. Chop the walnuts into relatively small pieces (about the size of a pea).
- 3Starting with 80g of each of the butter & the ghee, mix them into the couscous - the best way to do this is with your hands, Rub the couscous between your fingertips & palms until the grains are evenly coated.
- 4Set aside 2 tbsp of the dates & of the walnuts, mix the remainder into to the couscous & mix well until evenly distributed.
- 5Taste & add more butter or ghee if desired.
- 6Transfer the couscous to a large serving bowl & decorate with the reserved dates & walnuts. Sprinkle a little sugar over the top of the couscous & serve.
- 7Allow people to add their own sugar to taste.
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Nutritional Facts for Mesfouf Qsentena - Sweet Couscous With Dates & Nuts
Serving Size: 1 (207 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1259.4
- Calories from Fat 520
- Total Fat 57.8 g
- Saturated Fat 18.3 g
- Cholesterol 62.6 mg
- Sodium 288.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 160.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 14.3 g
- Sugars 22.4 g
- Protein 29.8 g