Sunday, June 29, 2008
Citrus Parmesan Couscous
Served this at Heidi's (not Swasons) 40th birthday party a couple weeks ago, it all just came together and a few folks have requested the recipe so here it is.
2 cups Israeli Couscous
4 1/2 cups boiling seasoned water (I used McKays Chicken)
1 cup fresh peas (blanched, chilled), or frozen if not in season.
Slived Almonds (I toasted them)
1 Medium Orange, zest and juice
1 shallot, chopped
1/3 cup Parmesan, freshly shredded ( I used more )
2 TBLS rice wine vinegar
2 TBLS honey
1 inch of peeled fresh ginger, finely minced
1/2 cup good quality olive oil
several big pinches of sea salt
Add couscous to water, cover until all broth is absorbed.
Combine orange juice, zest, shallot vinegar, honey, ginger, and Parmesan in bowl, whisk in olive oil, taste, season to your taste.
Fluff couscous, add peas, and crumbled goat cheese, add dressing, Toss in Almonds, Chill, and Enjoy.
I suppose any fresh green veggie could be substituted, this is fast, easy and delicious.
Posted by Leisa at 2:27 PM