Saturday, 21 November 2009

Couscous salad

A week without internet access and it looks like i haven't been making much progress.  In fact the opposite is true - a week at west wittering, and the main thing i did was cook!  Although not many of nigella's recipes require a bbq on the beach, i was still able to tick off 9 recipes.  Now all i have to is write them up.  Here goes:

Couscous salad was easy to do but a bit disappointing - not sure i need a nigella recipe to tell me to add tomatoes, red onion and cucumber to couscous - and the end result was okay.

- Put 200g couscous in a bowl with 1 teaspoon of salt, add 250ml boiling water, and leave covered for 15 mins.
- Fluff up with a fork, and add 6 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, and pepper.
- Blanch, peel, de-seed and dice 6 good tomatoes and add this to the coucous, along with 1 small chopped red onion.
- Add 1 diced cucumber and a chopped bunch of parsley and salt/vinegar to taste.

As you can see, pretty unexciting.  It went well though with the dover sole and king prawns that my brother bbq'ed on the main beach at west wittering.

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