Moroccan-Spiced Pork Chops and Fruity Couscous

READY IN: 58mins
Recipe by justcallmetoni

When I first found this recipe on the Weight Watchers website, I was amused by the idea of a Moroccan dish featuring pork as most of the natives I know from this country are Muslim. Though I will never serve this dish to them, I love the flavors of the marinade and have made some changes that make this truly delicious.

Top Review by Sally S

I'm a big fan of cous cous so this one was easy. The spices really complimented the pork chops and the cous cous was not dry. Very delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine harissa, cumin, coriander and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a resealable plastic bag. (Use a non-metal container if you prefer.) Add chops to bag, seal and shake until well-coated. Marinate the meat for 30 minutes in the fridge.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chops until cooked through, about eight minutes per side.
  3. Bring broth to boil in a medium saucepan. Add 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, turmeric and couscous. Turn heat down to lowest possible setting, cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes. Fluff couscous and mix in the apricots and cilantro.
  4. Serve chops on top of the couscous.
  5. Cooking time includes the time to marinade the meat.

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