Couscous bytfaya

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¼ cup Vegetable oil
1 pounds Boneless lamb; cut in 6 pieces
1 teaspoon Salt; or to taste
1 teaspoon Black pepper
½ teaspoon Turmeric
2 cups Water
1 cup Dried chick peas; soaked overnight, drained and skins peeled off
2 pounds Large onions; cut in long slices
1 cup White raisins
1 pounds Couscous

Put the oil and lamb in the bottom of the couscousier and stir fry over moderate heat for 5 minutes. Add the salt, pepper, turmeric and water.

Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the chick peas, onions and raisins and cook over low heat for 15 minutes.

At this time, prepare the couscous in the traditional manner rinsing and steaming twice in the top of the couscousier while the stew cooks in the bottom. Total cooking time for both the pasta and stew is 1 hour.

To serve, put the pasta in a large bowl and level it slightly. Sprinkle about ½ cup of the sauce over it. Do not overdo it as it will make the pasta soggy. Toss well to mix. Excess sauce can be served separately.

Put the lamb pieces in the center of the pasta and arrange the onions, raisins, and chick peas over everything.

Recipe by: Copeland Marks

Posted to recipelu-digest by SatinsBack <SatinsBack@...> on Feb 27, 1998

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