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.