Cous Cous with spinach and mushrooms

Cous Cous with spinach and mushrooms
Description

The Cous Cous is a North Africa typical recipe. As a consequence of the Arab colonization, it was imported into western Sicily and became a traditional food also in Sicily, that’s why every year in San Vito lo Capo it’s celebrated the Cous Cous Fest. An international gastronomic event that presents the typical dish of the territory, that is still today a symbol of peace and cultural integration. This version is prepared with mushrooms and spinach. A tasty and really simple idea to make, even for the laziest cook.

Ingredients
  • 130 g of cous cous

  • 240 g of champignon mushrooms

  • 250 g of fresh spinach

  • ½ onion

  • vegetable broth

  • 1 carrot

  • 1 shallot

  • 1 celery

  • turmeric

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • chili pepper

  • parsley

Preparation
Cous Cous with spinach and mushrooms

Pour the cous cous into a bowl with high sides.

Cous Cous with spinach and mushrooms

Prepare the vegetable broth that will weigh twice the weight of the cous cous.

Cous Cous with spinach and mushrooms

Add it to the cous cous with a sprinkle of turmeric.

Cous Cous with spinach and mushrooms

Cover with plastic wrap and let it rest in a bowl.

Cous Cous with spinach and mushrooms

Put a little water to boil in a saucepan.

Cous Cous with spinach and mushrooms

blankMeanwhile, wash the mushrooms with plenty of cold water then cut into thin slices.

Cous Cous with spinach and mushrooms

Poach the spinach in a saucepan with a little water. Drain and put them aside.

Cous Cous with spinach and mushrooms

Peel the carrot and cut it into thin slices.

Cous Cous with spinach and mushrooms

And so the onion. Then chop the shallot and cut the celery into small pieces.

Cous Cous with spinach and mushrooms

Take a pan and fry the oil for a few seconds with onion, carrot, celery and shallot.

Cous Cous with spinach and mushrooms

Then add mushrooms.

Cous Cous with spinach and mushrooms

Add the poached spinach, salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes.

Cous Cous with spinach and mushrooms

Meanwhile, crumble the cous cous with a fork.

Cous Cous with spinach and mushrooms

Season with the mixture made of mushrooms and spinach.

Cous Cous with spinach and mushrooms

Add a sprinkle of parsley, mix thoroughly and serve it.

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