Plain buttered couscous

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Plain buttered couscous
Plain buttered couscous
Servings:Serves 4 to 6
Calories per serving:136
Ready in:25 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:25th October 2012

The a great side-dish to be that can be served on its own or with a tagine or meat roast.


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Mise en place

  • Preheat the oven to 160° C (325° F - gas 3), [fan oven 140° C & reduce cooking time by 10 mins per hour]


  1. Add the couscous and the warm water to an oven-proof dish and stir in the salt
  2. Leave for 10 minutes for the water to absorb
  3. Using your fingers, rub the oil into the couscous and separate the grains
  4. Dot the butter over the top, cover with tin-oil and bake for 15 minutes
  5. Meanwhile, heat the 15g of butter in a frying pan over a medium heat, add the almonds and fry until they just start to turn golden, stirring all the while.
  6. Arrange the couscous in a mound on a plate and top with the almonds and butter.

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