Couscous avec pois chiche et raisins

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 pounds Chicken; cut in 6 pieces loose skin & fat removed
1 cup Dried chick peas; soaked overnight and drained
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Black pepper
2 tablespoons Olive oil
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
½ teaspoon Saffron
1 Sprig flat leaf parsley; chopped
1 cup Onion; sliced
1 cup Ripe tomato; sliced
4 cups Water
1 cup Dark raisins
2 pounds Couscous
1 tablespoon Butter; melted

Put all the ingredients, except the raisins, couscous and butter, in the bottom of the couscousier. Bring to a boil, then simmer over low heat for ½ hour.

Add the raisins and simmer for 15 minutes. Set aside.

Mix the dry couscous with ½ cup water and toss well. Rub the couscous through your fingers to ensure that there are no lumps. Steam in the top of the couscousier over moderate heat for 15 minutes.

Turn the couscous out into a large bowl or onto a tray and add the butter.

Return to the top of the couscousier and steam for 20 minutes. The dry couscous should expand 3 times its original size. Preparation of the couscous takes place at the same time as the chicken and chick peas are cooking in the bottom of the couscousier.

Serve the chicken, chick peas, raisins, and sauce together in a dish or bowl. The couscous is served in another bowl.

Recipe by: Copeland Marks

Posted to recipelu-digest by SatinsBack <SatinsBack@...> on Mar 7, 1998

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