Friday, November 26, 2010
Here it is, pre-roasting in canola oil with a little chopped garlic. Smell: out of this world.
It's just like regular couscous to cook with. Once you've roasted it a bit, add water and flavourings, cover, turn the heat down, and let it barely cook for about 5 minutes. My flavourings were loosely based on a dish from Veganomicon, so cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, salt, mint, and lime juice and zest. But it could be anything that takes your fancy, or nothing. The whole supper:
Some tiny sweet potatoes, steamed with seitan meatballs from the freezer, a minimalist salsa of avocado, canned tomatoes, chili-garlic paste, and green onions. Not super-impressive, but it did hit the spot. It's been way too long since I had avocado...