in a while I like to contribuye a side dish to a friends´ barbecue. I´m usually
the appointed dessert and/or cocktail maker, the latter because from a group of
ten women, me and one other friend, are the only ones who like to actually drink the cocktails. The rest just sip once or twice.
orange raisin couscous with almonds and coriander a few months ago for the
first time. In an effort to transfer all my grains, nuts, seeds and flours to
glass containers, I was left with a small amount of couscous that didn´t fit,
and looked for an easy recipe to use it. This popped up immediately. I was with
my mother at the time, and we devoured it.
new get-together with my friends came up, I decided to make this dish,
not telling them about the coriander, of course. They got a healthy and flavorful side dish of couscous when they were expecting a dessert like chocolate raspberry tart or the chocolate velvet ice cream with cherry sauce. It´s always chocolate with them, chocolate or similar.
celebrating Easter and Passover with the Sunday Supper crew, and I´m
contributing this easy to prepare orange raisin couscous. The talented Carla of Chocolate Moosey is our lovely host today, and you can find the list of amazing
recipes at the end of this post. So many choices you won´t know where to start.
made me discover coriander as a seed, the kind that is generally used lightly
toasted and crushed in a mortar. So far, I had only been using it whole in
curries, where it got mixed with the coconut milk flavor and the other spices
and it was just one more ingredient.
supporting actor, and it takes the prize no doubt.
such an easy grain to make there really is no excuse. The mix of orange and
raisins gives it a slight sweetness that is balanced by the coriander and the
parsley. And then you get the crunchy almonds.
side dish, or in my case, a light lunch or dinner when I´m alone.
there are two things that should not be discussed because they get you nowhere,
religion and politics, but since I´m contributing an Easter dish, I think it´s
a good time to talk about the newly elected Pope, Francisco I, who hails from
none other than my city, Buenos Aires.
big deal of emotion and people gathering on the streets following the white
smoke, not a surprise since this is a country where, until 1994, a person had to be
catholic in order to run for president. But there is no power without a heavy
dose of antagonism, and since he´s the first non-european leader of the
Catholic church, I simply hope the changes will be good to third world
countries, where poverty and oppresion are rampant.
from Let the Flames Begin, by C.Schlesinger
and J.Willoughby, via The Best American Recipes 2003-04, by
F.McCullough and M.Stevens
uncooked instant couscous
chopped fresh parsley
freshly ground black pepper
skillet, over low heat, very lightly toast coriander seeds. Be careful not to
burn them. Transfer to a mortar and crush with the pestle. You can also ground
them in a seed or coffee bean grinder. But don´t turn them into a powder.
couscous, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Reserve.
saucepan heat orange juice with the raisins and bring it to a boil. Immediately
pour it over couscous to cover, cover the bowl and let stand 5 minutes.
a fork, add almonds, parsley and crushed coriander seeds. Check olive oil, salt
and pepper and add more if necessary.
immediately or cover and keep refrigerated.
half hour before serving.
Take a look at the list of delectable recipes we have prepared for you:
- How To Color Easter Eggs Naturally from Shockingly Delicious
Breakfast, Breads, and Buns
- Bunny Rabbit Bread from In The Kitchen With Audrey and Maurene
- Easter Brunch Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal from In The Kitchen With KP
- Fresh Blueberries Hot Cross Buns from My Cute Bride
- Jamaican Easter Spice Bun from The Lovely Pantry
- Paska – Ukranian Easter Bread from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Portuguese Easter Bread | Folar de Pascoa from Family Foodie
- Resurrection Rolls from Neighbor Food
Appetizers and Sides
- Asparagus, Brie & Ham Crostini from Daily Dish Recipes
- French Gratin Potatoes (Dauphinoise) from Simply Gourmet
- Lemon Glazed Carrots from Curious Cuisiniere
- Not So Deviled Eggs from Country Girl in the Village
- Orange Raisin Couscous from Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Potato and Leek Gratin from Webicurean
- Spinach Spaetzle (Spinat Spaetzle) from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Roast Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary from Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Sicilian “Enchiladas” from The Cooking Actress
- Alebele – Goan Coconut filled Pancake from Masala Herb
- Bunny-Approved Baked Easter Doughnuts from The Weekend Gourmet
- Carrot Cake Cheesecake from Chocolate Moosey
- Carrots in Dirt from The Urban Mrs
- Coconut and M&M’s Cookie from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Coconut Cake with Coconut Buttercream from Juanita’s Cocina
- Coconut Cupcakes from Magnolia Days
- Cream Cheese Candies from Cravings of a Lunatic
- Easter Egg Cookies from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Easter Simnel Cake from Happy Baking Days
- Exotic Walnut Cookies from What Smells So Good?
- Honey Panna Cotta with Grand Marnier Mixed Berries from Gourmet Drizzles
- Japanese Easter Petit Fours and Flowers from Ninja Baking
- Nutella Easter Egg Candy from The Messy Baker
- Old-Fashioned Peanut Rolled Eggs from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Painted Sugar Cookies from Ruffles and Truffles
- Strawberry Bundt Cake from Basic N Delicious
- Apple and Cranberry Charoset from The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Flourless Chocolate Torte from Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Moroccan Haroset from MarocMama
- Pavlova with Red Berries, Lime and Hibiscus from YinMom YangMom
Wine Pairing Recommendations for #SundaySupper Religious Feasts from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
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