Couscous is something that i eat like taking my instant noodles..not very regular but i do have a pack in the kitchen most of the time. Either i eat them plain or with some salad leaves just to stave off my hunger. To be honest, i dont really have much idea cooking with couscous until early this year, i began to search for some couscous recipes and it gives me a a lot of ideas what to do with them. Here is one idea of cooking with couscous which i saw in the local magazine, myNourishment this month. Simple and not heavy, you can adjust the amount of ingredient to your liking but i just list down a rough amount of what i put in. There's a little bit of herbs and cheese which are added to the fish which myself find it really tasty. The pumpkin here is also not a bad idea because the couscous by itself is actually quite bland unless you want to add some butter or lemon juice to it. You can use any fish fillet in replacement of the snapper that i used here and cook until the fish is done. After that just add on to the roasted pumpkin, onions and tomatoes.
Ingredients: ( serves one)
1 small portion of pumpkin, chopped into cubes
1 red onion ( sliced ito thin rings)
3-4 cherry tomatoes or vine riped tomatoes
some baby spinach
1 small snapper fillet
some dried oregano
some fresh thymes
salt and pepper
1/ 2 cup of breadcrumbs
parmesan cheese powder
3/4 cup couscous ( cook the couscous as per packet instructions)
1. Boil the baby spinach leaves and leave aside.
2. Boil the chopped pumpkin until just tender. Place in an ovenproof dish or pan with the sliced onion, tomatoes, season and drizzle with a little olive oil and bake at 175C until tomato skins split. Remove form oven.
3.Season the fish fillet with salt and pepper. Pour the breadcrumbs into a mixing bowl , add in the dried oregano, fresh tymes and parmesan , then mix together.
4.Drizzle a little olive oil onto fish and place in the breadcrumb mix, coating well on all sides. Place the fish on a tray lined with baking paper or foil and bake for 10-15minutes( depending on the thickness of your fish)
5. Serve with the the roasted pumpkin, onions, tomatoes and baby spinach.