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I need to make Ainsley Harriot Tangy Tomato Couscous. Or something SIMILAR or equally tasty. Please help!

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QuintessenceOfFrankenShadow Mon 13-Oct-08 19:00:49

I so miss the sainsbury Ainsly Harriot Tangy Tomato Couscous. And the kids loved it.

I can get plain couscous here, so I need to make a flavoured couscous myself.

Please share with me all your wonderful CousCous recipes!!

QuintessenceOfFrankenShadow Mon 13-Oct-08 20:32:25

Ok. Carmenere has told me she wont help, as she thinks I can cook. (HA!)
But I cant cook CousCous - unless it is out of a packet.....

Pretty Purleeze? Or do I have to consult Nigella online????

bundle Mon 13-Oct-08 20:35:07

I only cook couscous from scratch, those packs look mingin.

I normally just pour hot water over the couscous (just covering it) then put cling film or a plate on top and let it steam.

then i chop stuff - onions, peppers, roasted aubergines, heaps of coriander, parsley, preserved lemons, tomatoes, chillis - whatever I fancy or is in the cupboard, and make a dressing.

is that what you mean? or does it have to be "hot"?

Marina Mon 13-Oct-08 20:36:41

You could do a fair mock-up of Ainsley Harriott by adding: some finely chopped garlic; a dollop of tomato puree; a splash of balsamic vinegar; another of Encona sweet chili sauce; to your boiling couscous water, then putting the lot on your plain couscous
I do a tasty and admired couscous salad using a tub of marinated and stoned olives; a big bunch of coriander; spring onions; another big bunch of flat-leaf parsley; some of that sweet chili sauce; and a big handful of the Food Doctor roasted seeds

Califrau Mon 13-Oct-08 20:37:54

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Califrau Mon 13-Oct-08 20:39:01

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QuintessenceOfFrankenShadow Mon 13-Oct-08 20:40:04

Thank you my lovely ladies, I am going to try them all out in turn! grin

Marina Mon 13-Oct-08 20:42:03

LOL meine Gnadige Frau, I was looking at your directions and thinking, ooooo, that won't work with my Valfruttas wink
We might have to send you a food parcel from Blighty quint.

bundle Mon 13-Oct-08 20:43:05

marina - did you get my msg on Rav re: ediknit?

QuintessenceOfFrankenShadow Mon 13-Oct-08 20:43:39

It must contain the couscous, and Thai Red Curry Paste...... <sigh>

Califrau Mon 13-Oct-08 20:44:45

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bundle Mon 13-Oct-08 20:45:52


Marina Mon 13-Oct-08 20:46:18

Just picked it up and replied thanks x

hifi Mon 13-Oct-08 21:32:49

i had one of the packs free from a mag. it was horrible, it tasted like a pot noodle.

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