Monday, September 23, 2013

Dinner tonight, sundried tomato couscous with feta

Tonight's dinner is a delectable couscous dish. It has sundried tomatoes, feta, couscous,  and for some heat red hot pepper flakes.
Making this dish made me realize there are a lot of people scared of couscous.  They are afraid to use it and don't know how to cook with it. Many individuals think it is a grain, it is not it is a mini pasta.
This dish is so simple and easy to make. It for my family is a comfort food.
Sundried tomatoes from a jar.
3 cloves of garlic
1/8 tsp of red hot pepper flakes
2/3 cup of couscous
1 cup of chicken stock
2 tablespoons of olive oil. I used the oil from the tomatoes.
lemon jui ce 1-2 tsp
Pinot grigio 1/4 cup

I like to prep first. So I used half a jar of sundried tomatoes.  And cut them up. Then I minced the 3 garlic cloves. And set it aside.
I got out a small pot and added the chicken stock and oil. Added a pinch of salt and brought to a boil. When it is boiling stir in couscous and cover. Remove it from heat. It has to stand for 7 mins.
Then in a small sauce pot. Add some of the oil from the tomatoes.  On med high heat cook the tomatoes and pepper flakes. Until heated through and then add the garlic. Stir in 1-2 tablespoons of lemon and then add the wine.Reduce heat amd bring to a simmer. You want it to be reduced. Now if you had them you could add Kalamata olives.
Take the couscous and stir it really quick. After that add the tomato sauce and stir in the feta cheese. Serve.
This makes dinner or lunch for two. This dish is good cold too.

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