Crown roast of lamb is one of the most impressive centerpieces for the holiday table, but its shape limits your options as far as cooking methods are concerned. This recipe offers the best way to cook your roast without accidentally messing up such an expensive piece of meat.
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Leftover turkey soup incorporates oft-bypassed turkey wings and sautéed carrot, celery, onion and garlic, plus a mix of white and dark meats; aromatics, such as bay leaves, thyme and poultry seasoning; and some surprises, among them a lemon half, leftover white or sparkling wine and invitingly chewy Israeli couscous.
It's important to build the flavors for this slow-cooked, Moroccan-inspired beef pot roast: we use a tomato braising liquid that's spiked with a lemony mint puree and ras-el-hanout, a Moroccan spice mixture. It's served with tart, dried cherry-specked Israeli couscous that's brightened with a touch of lemon zest and fresh parsley.
Flakes of salmon and wilted spinach add body and flavor to this warm couscous salad that's seasoned with mustard and dill. Ready in under 30 minutes, it's perfect for a quick weeknight meal or picnic lunch.
This vindaloo is made with pork meatballs, an array of peppers, juicy tomatoes, and a finishing sprinkle of cilantro. Serve it with pearl couscous, which stands up nicely to the bold sauce.
I'd like to take a moment to introduce you to your next go-to weeknight meal, because that's what this dish has become for me. Shredded poached chicken and couscous—here flavored with curry and topped with crunchy pepitas and fresh cilantro—are all cooked in one skillet in under 30 minutes.
Butternut squash, apples, and chorizo make this couscous dish comforting, which is great for a cold weather meal.
Fluffy couscous with shredded chicken, orange segments, feta cheese, and almonds.
Harissa provides an undercurrent of gentle heat, complemented by sauteed kale, diced Bosc pears, lemon juice and zest, and the aforementioned radishes for nice zip.
Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi's cafe, Ottolenghi, serves a multitude of grain-based salads. Many are rice, barley, or couscous-based. This version in their recently re-released cookbook, however, stood out for its inclusion of mograbiah, a Middle Eastern semolina pasta much like Israeli couscous or Sardinian fregola.
Make this awesome canned soup at home—even down to the bouncy meatballs.
Couscous is a wonderful pantry staple. It's the fastest pasta (or any starchy grain) I know how to cook, and its fluffy texture and mild flavor pair well with just about anything you throw at it. In Joanne Chang's new cookbook Flour, Too, she steams the pasta with a rainbow of summer vegetables and a couple of cups of slowly braised chickpeas. Not content with this everyday flavor profile, Chang flavors the dish with North African flair.
A quick one-skillet meal of couscous with tomatoes, spinach, and feta cheese.
Couscous cooked in a spiced tomato sauce flavored with lamb and cumin in a 30-minute one-dish skillet supper.
Super-toasty Israeli couscous is bombarded with flavors: roasted fennel and red onion, creamy feta, tart lemon and parsley. Let everything hang out in the fridge overnight, and you've got yourself an enviable lunchbox for tomorrow.
Seems like everyone these days loves kale chips. As for me, I'm on board as long as they are freshly prepared, not straight from a bag. But while undoubtedly good, why limit their potential to just snack time?
A one-skillet supper of couscous, squash, and pancetta.
If Thanksgiving can be recreated completely in pie form, can't the holiday's many familiar flavors be translated into a satisfying salad?
What put me in the cherry mood? Perhaps it was finding a jar of cherry jam in the fridge and realizing that it had never been opened. Or, it could have been the bag of dried cherries in the pantry that, too, was still sealed up tight.
Turmeric and some other spices used in this recipe are notably Moroccan, and, while in Morocco it's typical to serve the couscous alongside the stew or sauce, I chose to stir it all together to keep in line with this quick and easy dinners column—and it turned out great. The couscous had a chance to absorb the extra sauce and flavor.