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Friday, August 05, 2011

Couscous with Zucchini

(Kabakli Kuskus)

Couscous with Zucchini
1/2 cup Acini di Pepe
1 cup hot water
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 zucchini, peeled, cut in bite size
1 pinch saffron

1/2 cup parsley, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup dill, coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp crushed pepper
1 tbsp sesame seeds, roasted

Place the hot water, saffron, butter, salt and pepper in a medium size pot on medium heat. Bring to boil, then add the couscous in it, stir. Turn the heat off, cover the lid. Leave for about 20 minutes, until the couscous absorbs all the water.

Meanwhile saute the onion and zucchini with olive oil until zucchinis are fork tender. Toss the zucchini, parsley, dill, crushed pepper and sesame seeds into the cooked couscous, stir with a fork. Serve it while it is still warm or at room temperature as a side dish.

Meal Ideas:
-Tomato Soup with Cream, Turkish Meatloaf, Eggplant Pie, Chickpea Salad, Shakshuka, Flat Beans in Olive Oil, Potato Borek and Turkish Ricotta Dessert.



At 6:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,

Many thanks for the recipe. I had no idea how to make kuskus. Looks delicious as always. I will give it a try.

At 9:43 PM, Anonymous Alex said...

OMG, how I love couscous...

At 7:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,

You didn't say what type and how much couscous we should use in this recipe. Thanks !

At 10:19 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

I mostly use Turkish couscous, but Acini di Pepe which is Italian pasta has the same taste:) The amount of couscous is 1/2 cup:)


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