Mediterranean Cous Cous.
I was thinking about a flavoursome cous cous for The Great Australian BBQ, when my Mum-in-law told me about these ingredients my nieces used.Semi-dried Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives & Lemon Juice. I decided to try this & to my delight the Cous Cous was delicious!
1 cup of cous cous
100 gr semi-dried tomatoes
100 gr Kalamata olives
1 cup water
Step #1. Prepare all ingredients
I use scissors to chop semi-dried tomatoes, not 'cos I'm a hairdresser, because it's easier. Slice Olives & squeeze lemon.
Step #2. Boil 1 cup water & pour it into 1 cup of cous cous, stirring then cover. Stand for 2-3 mins until the water is absorbed & cous cous is tender.Stir at this point so it doesn't form in lumps.
Step #3. Mix in Olives & Tomatoes, then the Lemon Juice. I garnished the dish with a strip of lemon.
When I cooked this in the competition, the semi-dried tomatoes coloured the cous cous red. In the competition due to a heat issue, the dish was a little soggy, as I added more water, but the one I prepared at home was perfect. The flavours in the cous cous were complimented though.
Tip. Use the correct water ratio per cous cous.