Ellyn, from Recipe Tester and Collector, chose this week's recipe, Curried Coucous. Couscous itself takes about 5 minutes to make, so it's perfect for summer weather; the only cooking involved is boiling water. This recipe is for a cold couscous, really more of a salad-type dish. It's perfect for a BBQ as you can make it ahead of time. Couscous is actually a teeny-tiny form of pasta, and is very popular in Northern Africa and the Mediterranean. This recipe is unusual in that Ina uses curry powder and turmeric as seasonings, which gives this dish an Indian flavor. I love Indian food so I really enjoyed the curry powder.
I changed the recipe a little bit. I left out the dairy to make it vegan, and I left out the dried fruit. I really don't like dried fruit in savory dishes. I also uses pecans instead of almonds because that's what I had at home.
This is a nice, easy recipe for summer, and Dave and I both gobbled it up. Please see Ellyn's blog to get the exact recipe. http://dnebunch.blogspot.com/2009/06/barefoot-bloggers-curried-couscous.html
Also, you can find the rest of the Barefoot Bloggers here: http://barefootbloggers.wordpress.com/
**Wendy at Pink Stripes, http://pinkstripes.wordpress.com/, is my Vegan Tuesdays buddy. She is currently taking some time off from blogging, so I'll be doing Vegan Tuesdays without her for a bit. I just wanted to mention this, as I don't want you thinking that I'm ignoring Wendy!
Your couscous looks wonderful, the pecans sound delicious in this, I bet they added a great crunch! Vegan Tuesdays sounds like fun and this is a perfect dish for it.ReplyDelete
Though cous cous is not to everyones taste. I really love it, esp when it is enhanced with additional flavours.ReplyDelete
The couscous looks delicious, and so do your substitutions. Good luck with vegan tuesday - I wll keep an eye on you as I have a friend who is looking for a vegan chocolate mousse.ReplyDelete
Thank you Andrea, mango and Suzie!ReplyDelete
Ive been seeing this around, and think it looks amazing! Love the curry powder addition!ReplyDelete
Thank you finsmom!ReplyDelete
i really enjoyed this one way more than i thought. i love how you can change this recipe to suit your tastes.ReplyDelete
Looks delicious! I bet this was yummy with the pecans.ReplyDelete
I love couscous, Michele. Have you tried dried cranberries in it? For some reason, they seem to work well in savory dishes.ReplyDelete
Those green tea shortbreads look yummy — leave it to Martha (and her cast of thousands)!
Thank you karen and Leslie!ReplyDelete
Barbara- Cranberries are a great idea! I'll have to try them.ReplyDelete
Mmmmm - this looks fab, and I'm a big cous cous fan. And I really like the idea of vegan tuesdays. My Veganomican arrived this week, so I'm looking forward to some new adventures!ReplyDelete
Have fun fran!ReplyDelete