Yield: 6 servings
|2 tablespoons||Peanut oil|
|¾ cup||Olive oil|
|Prunes, dates, raisins & almonds, as required|
Cover raw couscous with cold water & drain immediately. Stir with a fork & let rest for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with the peanut oil mixe with 6 tb water along with the salt & cinnamon. Mix well using your hands until the liquid has been uniformly absorbed.
Place couscous in the top of a coucousier & [place over boiling water.
Steam for 30 minutes & remove from the heat. Return couscous to a bowl & mix in half the olive oil using your hands. Allow to cool & then sprinkle with ¾ c water. Mix well & set aside until it has absorbed all the water.
Return to the couscousier & steam for another 15 minutes. Return to the bowl, add half the remaining oil & mix with your fingers. Steam again for another 30 minutes. Return to the bowl for one last time & mix in the rest of the oil.
Arrange coucous in a cone shape on a large serving platter. Decorate attractively with the garnishes & serve while still hot.
Robert Carrier, "Taste of Morocco" Submitted By MARK SATTERLY On 11-22-94