Monday, February 16, 2009

Apple Walnut Curry Couscous

Apple Walnut Curry Couscous Recipe

This recipe works well with other nuts as well. You can also use apricots or raisins. Just something sweet that goes well with curry.

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon yellow curry powder
1 medium figi apple, cored and chopped
3 green onions, washed, trimmed, and thinly sliced
1 cup whole wheat couscous (or regular)
1 3/4 cup vegetable broth
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
Small handful of mint, chopped

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat add 2 tablespoons of the butter, the curry powder, and a couple generous pinches of salt, and cook for a minute or until the spices are fragrant. Stir in the chopped apples and cook for about 3 minutes, enough time for the apples to soften up a bit and absorb some of the curry. Scoop the apples from the pan and set aside in a separate bowl.

In the same pan, again over medium-high heat, add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of butter. Stir in the green onions, let them soften up a bit and then add the broth and salt. Bring to a boil, stir in the couscous, cover and remove from heat. Steam for 8 to 12 minutes and then use a fork to fluff up the couscous. Stir in the apples, walnuts, and chopped parsley (optional). Season with more salt and curry powder to taste.

Serves 2 as a main course, 4 as a side dish.