They say 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.
There was a 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 oppression are rampant.
Orange, Raisin and Almond Couscous
Yield 4 servings
- 1 cup orange juice
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 cup uncooked instant couscous
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup chopped almonds
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 3 Tbs coriander seeds
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- In a clean 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.
- Put couscous, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Reserve.
- In a small 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.
- Fluff with a fork, add almonds, parsley and crushed coriander seeds.
- Check olive oil, salt and pepper and add more if necessary.
- Serve immediately or cover and keep refrigerated.
- Take out half hour before serving.
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- 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
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- Nutella Easter Egg Candy from The Messy Baker
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- Strawberry Bundt Cake from Basic N Delicious
- Apple and Cranberry Charoset from The Little Ferraro Kitchen
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