Moroccan Cousous in the Fez Style

Total Time
3hrs
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

Said to be the national dish of Morocco. This recipe sounds wonderful. No times were given so I'm taking my best guess, please remember that it's only a guess and could be way off.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a saucepan cover chickpeas with water and cook, covered, until tender. Drain, cool and remove skins.
  2. In bottom of a couscousi, Pre-heat 5 tablespoons of butter and oil until hot, add lamb, salt and spices, onions, herb sprigs, tomatoes and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally for 10minutes.
  3. Add 3 quarts water and chickpeas and simmer, covered, 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Cut meat into chunks, discarding bones.
  5. Add carrots, turnips and quince to lamb broth and simmer 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, in a separate saucepan cover squash with broth from lamb stew and simmer until tender.
  7. To lamb broth add zucchini, chili pepper, and raisins. Top with colander containing couscous, cover and steam 20 minutes. Dot couscous with remaining butter during last 5 minutes of steaming.
  8. To serve, spoon couscous onto serving dish and toss with butter. Spread out to form a large well in center. With a slotted spoon transfer meat and vegetables into well. Add drained squash.
  9. Strain broth, correct seasoning and moisten couscous and vegetables with broth.