Mace Curry Couscous



    • 2 cups whole wheat couscous
    • 2 cups chicken stock
    • 2 teaspoons curry powder
    • 1 teaspoon mace
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped preserved lemon
    • 1 shallot, finely chopped
    • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
    • Fresh chopped parsley for garnish


    1. Place couscous in a large heat-proof bowl. In medium saucepan, bring stock to boil, add curry powder, mace, preserved lemon, shallots, and olive oil.
    2. Pour mixture over couscous, cover and let stand 10 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork.
    3. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with additional olive oil, if desired, and garnish with parsley.

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