To try: Couscous with Peas and Mint

from Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten

Ina writes:  I love couscous.  No only is it delicious but when I’m having a dinner party, it’s SO easy to make!  I cook the shallots, add the chicken stock, and let it sit in the pot on the stove until 15 minutes before we sit down to eat.  All I have to do is bring the stock to aboil, add the couscous, turno ff the heat, and allow the couscous to steam for 10 minutes.  At the last minute, add the peas, mint, and pine nuts, and dinner’s ready.

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup chopped shallots (2 large shallots)
3 1/2  cups chicken stock
2 cups couscous
kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
12 oz frozen peas, defrosted
1/2 cup julienned fresh mint leaves, loosely packed
1/3 cup toasted pine nuts

heat the oil and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Add the shallots and cook over medium-low heat for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the stock and bring to a boil.  Stir in the couscous, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and put the lid on.  Turn off the heat and allow the couscous to steam for 10 minutes.  With a fork, fluff the couscous and stir in the peas, mint, and pine nuts.  Season to taste.  Depending on the saltiness of the chicken stock, you can add 1 more teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.  Serve hot.

About these ads
Published in: on February 6, 2013 at 2:43 pm  Comments (1)  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: http://kristinsfavoriterecipes.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/to-try-couscous-with-peas-and-mint/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

One CommentLeave a comment

  1. Just made this the night before and served as a cool salad at a BBQ. It was a hit!!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 62 other followers

%d bloggers like this: