Skip Navigation Links.
Top Ten Gifts
Stocking Stuffers
Holiday Gourmet Gifts
Expand RecipesRecipes
Gourmet Food Stories
Cooking Classes
Cooking Classes @HOME
Store Events
Newsletter Sign-up
Blog
Articles
Expand Chef's PantriesChef's Pantries
Video
Press Picks
__________________
A&J Meats
Almonds and other nuts
Anchovies
Antica Torroneria Piedmontese
Apple
Aprons
Asian Ingredients
Avocados
Bacon
Expand BakingBaking
Balsamic Vinegar
Beans
Bitters & Cocktail Mixers
Bottarga
Candy & Confections
Capers
Cereal
Chai from India
Expand Cheese & CrackersCheese & Crackers
Cherries
Chilis
Expand ChocolateChocolate
Chutneys
Coffee
Colomba Easter Cakes
Expand CondimentsCondiments
Couscous
Desserts
Dessert Sauces
Drinks & Cocktails
Duck & Goose
Escargot
Etruria Gourmet
everything else
Farmhouse Culture Kraut
Fish & Seafood
Flip-Top Cans
French Pantry
Fruitcake
Garlic
Grains
Grilling Pantry
Hawkshead Relish Company
Herbs & Spices
Honey
Hot Chocolate
Syrups & Sweeteners
Hot & Spicy
Italian Gourmet Food Pantry
Expand Jams & Jellies & MoreJams & Jellies & More
June Taylor
Katz & Company
Ketchup
La Vecchia Dispansa Balsamico
Lentils
Mama Lil's
Mangalitsa Pig
Vermont Maple Syrup
Molecular Cuisine
Mushrooms
Mustard
Nuts & Seed Butters
Nut & Seeds Oils
Oatmeal
Expand Oil & VinegarOil & Vinegar
Olives
Panettone & Panforte
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Pasta
Pate
Pepper Heat
Pesto
Pet Food
Pickled
Plums & Pluots
Pomegranate
Preserved Fruit
Preserved Vegetables
Rice
Expand SaltSalt
San Giacomo
Sardines
Sauerkraut
Stocks
Syrups
Tasmanian Honey Company
Tea
Tomatoes
Truffles & Mushrooms
Tuna
Verjus
Vinegar
Wasabi
Wild Alaskan Salmon
___________________
Sablefish (Black Cod) from Alaska
Alaskan Salmon
Alaskan Halibut
Fresh Hawaiian Fish
Fra'Mani Salami
Hardgoods
Cancer Fighting Foods
Aspen
Sweepstakes & Give-Aways
Easter Specialties
Honey from the World's Flowers
about the producers and ingredients
Back-in-Stock
shop now for Facebook
You are Shopping By: Home  >Couscous
North African Couscous - organic

More Images
North African Couscous - organic
Product Code: 0980
Unit of Measure:EACH
Our Price: $5.99
Quantity:
More
Less
 


Description 

16 oz -1 Pound

Couscous is a staple in the North African kitchen, where there are as many ways to serve it as there are chefs. Although it is usually classified as a grain, these little granules are actually tiny pasta made by coating coarse ground semolina with flour.

In traditional Moroccan cuisine it was prepared in a two-chambered couscoussière; a stew would be cooked in the lower chamber, and the couscous would be cooked as the aromatic steam rose through perforations in the second chamber. The essence of the stew would flavor the couscous as it expanded slightly.

Serving Suggestions:
Of course, you don't need special equipment or a stew to enjoy this wonderful, light pasta. A little chicken stock and almost any minced, or diced ingredients - from sautéed onion to pine nuts and from chopped olive to currants - some spices, chopped parsley, and seasoning and you will have a quick and delicious side dish that is just as appropriate for a piece of grilled salmon as an authentic Moroccan tangine.



Cooking Couscous:

This is my favorite way to prepare couscous. It's the speedier of two methods suggested by cookbook author and chef Joyce Goldstein, who's written extensively about North African recipes and practically begs readers not to follow the package directions, which result in very dense, heavy couscous.

According to Goldstein, this is the best quick way to achieve a light, fluffy texture without actually having to steam the couscous several times in the traditional way.

Directions:
Pour 3 cups dry couscous into a lasagne-type pan. Bring 4 1/2 cups water to a boil, season water with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon olive oil, and pour over the couscous. Stir well with a fork to moisten every piece. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 10-15 minutes, or even longer if the water is not all absorbed. (She assures us that it WILL absorb, eventually!) Rake with a fork to break up lumps, and serve right away.

ChefShop Newsletter Signup

Empty

Israeli Couscous - Bon Appetit Mag

Israeli Couscous - Bon Appetit Mag
SKU:  0911
Price: $7.99 >

Add Israeli Couscous - Bon Appetit Mag   to Cart

Fregula Sarda Couscous - in Fine Cooking

Fregula Sarda Couscous - in Fine Cooking
SKU:  3352
Price: $12.99 >

Add Fregula Sarda Couscous - in Fine Cooking to Cart

North African Couscous - organic

North African Couscous - organic
SKU:  0980
Price: $5.99 >

Add North African Couscous - organic to Cart

chefshop.com shipping

Maple Syrup - Organic - Vermont 1 quart
SKU:  6837
Click to see price

More Details

Piquillo Peppers Vila Vella
SKU:  6268
Click to see price

More Details

Porcelana -Bonnat Apotequil -75% bar
SKU:  6825
Click to see price

More Details

Shop Online, Order Toll-Free 800-596-0885, or Fax 206-267-2205
©1999-2014 ChefShop.com® All Rights Reserved.