I looovvveee autumn. Oh let me count the ways.
There is something about this dish that screams autumn. Maybe its because the colours of the orange, sultanas and curry powder are like the colours of falling autumn leaves. Or maybe its because you would look damn good eating this dish in tweed and a cable knit sweater. Or even still, maybe it is because this dish would pair nicely with a Thanksgiving roast turkey (or tofurky) dinner.
“Raisins can be made easily in the home if you have a surplus of grapes and are lucky enough to live in a hot hot hot climate. Otherwise an oven or dehydrator might do. Raisins are packed full of phytonutrients and dietary fibre making them an excellent snack or addition to any meal”
Non-the-less this dish is a real winner! Have it on its own for a nice light lunch or bring it to your next potlatch. This recipe was modified from Julie Goodwins (Masterchef Australia) Recipe Couscous Salad with Orange
Recipe for Moroccan Inspired Couscous with Feta and Orange
Serves 2 hungry people or 4 as a side dish
Recipe modified from Julie Goodwin – Couscous Salad with Orange
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Ingredients for Moroccan Inspired Couscous with Feta and Orange
1/4 cup of raisins
1 cup organic vegetable stock
1 cup couscous
1 tbsp and 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp curry powder
finely grated zest of 2 oranges
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 orange, segmented or chopped into 2 inch cubes
2 tbsp fresh orange juice
1/2 cup of crumbled feta
salt and pepper
Method for Moroccan Inspired Couscous with Feta and Orange
Bring the stock to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and add couscous. Stir to ensure all the couscous is covered. Cover and let sit for 5 min.
Add 1 tbsp olive oil to the couscous and fluff with a fork. Leave to the side.
Heat 2 tsp of olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Add garlic, curry and orange zest and cook for a further 1 minute.
Remove from heat and stir through brown sugar. Add mixture to couscous.
Chop orange segments and add this along with the raisins, orange juice and crumbled feta to the couscous mixture.
Season with salt and pepper. I like to serve mine garnished with some chopped parsley.
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