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Couscous with Dried Apricots, Dates, & Raisins Recipe

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This recipe for Couscous with Dried Apricots, Dates, & Raisins, by , is from THE WESTCOTT FAMILY COOKBOOK, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mary Jane Nash
Added: Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4T. unsalted butter, divided
1/3c. finely chopped shallots
1/2c. finely diced dried apricots
2T. finely diced dates
2T. golden raisins
1/2tsp. cumin
1/2tsp. curry powder
1/16tsp. cayenne pepper
3c. chicken stock
2c. couscous
1/2 tsp. chili oil(optional)
Kosher salt
1 1/2T. chopped parsley

Directions:
Directions:
Heat 3T. butter in medium heavy saucepan(with lid)over medium heat until melted and hot. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, until softened, about 1-2 minutes. Add the apricots, dates, raisins, cumin, curry powder, and cayenne. Stir to mix. Remove from heat and set aside. Heat stock in another sauce pan to a boil, then pour it over the shallot-fruit mixture. Stir in the couscous, and cover pan with lid. Let stand for 5 minutes. Uncover pan and stir in the chili oil if desired.(this will make it spicy) Stir in remaining butter. Season with salt. To serve, mound couscous in a serving bowl and sprinkle with parsley. Serve warm.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I served this with cornish game hens and a salad. It was delicious.

 

 

 

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