You can call me Edith (weizenwind) wrote in vegancooking,
You can call me Edith
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Moroccan goodness

A while ago I discovered that The Millennium Cookbook's Moroccan Marinade is one of the tastiest substances on earth. Today I wanted to try large-pearl couscous, so here's what I made:



The Marinade

I wrote about it here. I honestly don't remember how much, if at all, I modified it from their recipe.

The Vegetables

This time, I used kubocha squash, cauliflower, onion, and collard greens. The squash cooked slowly, so I had to help it along in the microwave. Otherwise, just saute them in a medium skillet, adding a half cup or so of water to help them cook. Then, when the water has cooked off and the vegetables are nearly done, add about a half cup of marinade (but don't be shy with it!) and simmer until the sauce is thickly wrapped around the vegetables, which should be just tender. Toss in 1/3 cup of toasted pine nuts.

The Couscous

I basically followed the package directions: 1-1/2 cups dry couscous sauteed briefly in oil to lightly brown. Add enough water just to cover, plus one cup. Salt to taste. Cover, bring to a boil, and then turn down the heat and simmer 8-10 minutes. The liquid should be absorbed, and the pasta should be tender but firm. Cool slightly, then add a generous drizzle of olive oil, juice of half a lemon, and a large handful of chopped fresh parsley.

Put it together as shown and serve warm. The couscous will be enough for two good-sized portions.

Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter - Reckless Burning - Don't Let Me Go
Tags: condiments-sauces, cous-cous, greens-collards, seasonal recipes-winter, vegetables-cauliflower, vegetables-squash
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