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Roast veg cous cous, how to make more flavourful?

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Bumperlicioso Sun 25-Sep-11 10:04:29

Not sure sure that flavourful is even a word, but you know what I mean! Cous cous can be a little bland. What can I add to it?

I was planning on roasting some veg, pepper, carrot, red onion, sweet potato, cherry toms, and putting it in some cous cous with some feta, served warm/cool rather than hot. What can I add for flavour?

I have various herbs and spices (not fresh sadly, except a bit of basil), a lemon, pesto, balsamic vinegar, or I am going to the shops for icing sugar anyway. Any suggestions?

CogitoErgoSometimes Sun 25-Sep-11 10:19:51

Good olive oil... a few chilli flakes.... and I find it needs plenty of salt.

Santac Sun 25-Sep-11 10:21:05

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WillieWaggledagger Sun 25-Sep-11 10:23:47

not terribly helpful to you, but I add a couple of dollops of homemade ketchup

i would make a sort of dressing with the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, maybe some mustard or a bit of honey, salt and pepper, herbs - mix it up to taste

Collision Sun 25-Sep-11 10:24:43

I use a veggie stock cube with the boiling water instead of just water and then add the vegetables.

Bumperlicioso Sun 25-Sep-11 10:26:19

Thanks for the replies. Is it best to season the veg for roasting (can't really use too much salt as it's for a baby birthday party - well, not strictly for the kids, but they may get a taste), or roast them in balsamic vinegar (have heard of that but never done it) or season the cous cous as it's cooking, or do it all after?

Antidote Sun 25-Sep-11 10:27:07

Roast some halloumi with the veg, and plenty of lemon, lime and mint when you make the couscous.

Collision Sun 25-Sep-11 10:29:51

Roast veg with oil and fresh herbs if you have any.

Boil kettle and make stock and cook couscous.

Mix together and season.

LakeFlyPie Sun 25-Sep-11 10:33:43

I use Marigold stock powder to make the cous cous and think it gives a good flavour.

A good squeeze of lemon juice before serving should bring out the flavour too.

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