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Having recently fallen in love with figs and have always been a fan of raisins. This was a perfect quick dish that I have come to love.
Couscous has a light texture and it very quick and easy to prepare. The additional ingredients that you add to the base of it makes the real difference and can change up the recipe to any number of possibilities.
It is the perfect accompaniment to the grilled Moroccan chicken with cilantro sauce along with the eggplant chickpea tomato tagine. Couscous on it’s own is very mellow in taste and needs a good kick to get it to the level required for a meal. I wanted a sweeter version of the couscous to contrast with the spicy chicken and tagine.
Figs and raisins fit within the Moroccan theme of the meal so it was fitting that it could play a part in upping the flavour and sweetness of the entire meal.
Dried figs add the earthy sweet flavour to the dish that compliments the sweet golden raisins.
As I had mentioned before it is really quick and easy to prepare and can be made while the Moroccan chicken in cooking on the grill.
Enjoy your complimentary side dish to as part of a full Moroccan inspired meal.
Raisin and Fig Couscous
Sweet fig and raisin couscous will have you swooning.
- 2 cups of couscous
- 2 cups of chicken or vegetable stock
- 6 figs, diced
- 1/3 cups golden raisins
- 3 green onions, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place the figs, raisins and stock in a saucepan and place on medium high heat until it comes to a boil.
- Remove from heat and stir in the couscous and onions. Cover and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. Fluff with a fork and serve.