Friday, February 10, 2006
Atkins Wouldn't Have Approved Of This
Moroccan Coucous Lunch
I had an extremely heavy lunch on Couscous (kous kous). It's a traditional staple diet of the Arabic parts of Africa. Basically, the dish consists of coarse semolina granules steamed with a variety of vegetables such as onion, raisins, carrots, cucumbers, cabbage, potatoes, and meats like veal or beef. This fragrant dish is the Arabic answer to the Spanish pilaf.
The Couscous in the picture served 7 of us although its enough for 20! (Check out its size relative to the plate!) Yes, its a whole lot of bad carbs....