Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Seafood is rich source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Not only delicious but nutritious as well. This couscous recipe is so easy and simple dish for your perfect dinner.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes

10 pieces prawns, shelled and deveined
8 pieces mussels, blanched and shelled
4 pieces medium squid, sliced
40g red and green peppers, diced
20g green olives, sliced
1 piece onion chopped finely
3 cloves garlic chopped finely
½ cup white wine
4 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
40g frozen green peas
450g couscous
Pinch of saffron
1 ½ cups of water
1 Italian sausage, sliced

1. In a large frying pan, add half the oil and sauté onions and garlic over medium heat.
2. Add the seafood and season to taste.
3. Cook for approximately 5 minutes and deglaze with the white wine.
4. Set aside.
5. Using the same pan, add the remaining oil and the sausage, peppers, olives and peas.

Boil the water in pinch of saffron powder.
Put the couscous in the Pyrex bowl and add the boiling water.
Let it stand, covered tightly with a plastic wrap for at least 5 to 8 minutes.
Take the wrap off and using a fork to fluff the couscous.

Assemble on a serving plate combining the couscous with the seafood and the vegetables.
You may drizzle with a vinaigrette dressing and add lemon wedges to complete the dish

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