Couscous with Fruit

While reading the book “Tajines and Moroccan Dishes“…

Cous cous

For 2 people – who had a double portion each though…

Pour into a bowl 250 gr. of cous cous
Add and stir 7 dried apricots (chopped)
Add 2 pinches of salt and 2 tbsp of olive oil
Cover the mixture of cous cous and apricots with boiling water
Cover the bowl with a dish
After not more than 10 minutes, add some mint leaves, cinnamon, coriander and a few drops of lemon juice
Set aside, preferably in the refrigerator,  to cool


Again, for 2 (very) hungry people:

In a pan, heat a few spoons of olive oil together with a finely chopped onion, 2 big chicken fillets or chicken breast (cut into chunks)
Add one courgette cut into chucks, some sultana, mint leaves, 5 dried apricots (chop each one into 2 pieces)
After 5 minutes, add half a bottle of tomato passata (Cirio, Mutti, or the brand you prefer) and salt
Also add some spices (a pinch of each of these: coriander, ginger, ground cumin, black pepper, medium curry)
Let it simmer until the chicken is well cooked and stir occasionally


Serve on a big flat dish: fresh cous cous on one side and warm chicken on the other side. I’m not really sure which wine would ideally suit this recipe, but we had a white wine and really recommend it!


Cheers!!!! 🙂


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  1. thanks for this idea… next time i have a bottle of white wine, i think this will go great!

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  2. Cosmo ha detto:

    Thanks! 🙂

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  3. thehungryartist ha detto:

    I love couscous like this. Sometimes I also add toasted sliced or slivered almonds!

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    1. Cosmo ha detto:

      I will try that next time!!!! Thanks for the idea!

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  4. Koko @ Koko Likes ha detto:


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  5. Janet Rörschåch ha detto:

    I miss couscous. Nicely done. Have you tried the steam and roll method? I find it a bit weird. Keep cooking.

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    1. Cosmo ha detto:

      no 😮 how does that work?

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      1. Janet Rörschåch ha detto:

        From Mourad’s site.

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    2. Cosmo ha detto:

      wow! this looks great, but difficult.. I gotta practise a lot before heheeh thanks for the idea…

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  6. overwhelmingpeace ha detto:

    Great recipe! I love Moroccan cuisine! And cous cous. And apricots. And combining mint and fruit with meat…

    I bet a Muscato would be beautiful with this.

    Thanks for the like on my hot cocoa post!

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  7. Cosmo ha detto:

    A muscato? Never tried it, I am going to buy one and check it out 😉 thanks!
    ps. if you like Moroccan cuisine I really recommend you to buy the book I mentioned in the post, or any other Moroccan recipe book…they are really interesting!

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  8. cbuck555 ha detto:

    I love the recipe and am looking forward to exploring more Moroccan cuisine…so flavorful!

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    1. Cosmo ha detto:

      thanks a mil!

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