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Dried fruit and nut couscous

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  • 2 cups couscous

  • 70g butter

  • Sprig thyme

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 tsp. ras el hanout

  • 3 tbs. raisins

  • 3 tbs. apricots, finely chopped

  • 2 tbs. slivered almonds

  • ¼ of preserved lemon, core and pith removed then very finely chopped

  • 2 1/4 cup of water

  • Salt


  • 1.

    On a low heat melt the butter with the thyme, garlic and ras el hanout. Once melted, remove from the heat and add the raisins and apricots. Macerate for 20 minutes.

  • 2.

    Place dried couscous in a bowl and season with salt. Add the macerated fruits along with all the butter and rub through your fingers until the butter is evenly distributed through the couscous grains.

  • 3.

    Add the boiling water and cover bowl with cling film. Allow to couscous absorb the liquid for 5-10 minutes.

  • 4.

    Finally add the almond and preserved lemon and with a fork lightly mix the couscous to separate the grains.

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