TFF: Peach Couscous
This week for Tyler Florence Fridays I wanted to do something different. I’d been interested in trying the Apricot Couscous for a while so I thought I’d go with that. As I was buying all the ingredients I found that dried peaches were less than half the price of apricots. Since I really like saving all the money I work hard for, less than half price really spoke to me and Apricot Couscous turned into Peach Couscous.
This is a great idea for a quick, easy side dish. Or dinner if you’re like me and generally only make one thing to eat. It’s light, but packs a lot of flavor. The combinations of orange, peach and scallions was interesting and different to me. Both the boyfriend and I thought this was pretty good. There’s a amped up version of this recipe on foodnetwork here from Tyler’s Ultimate but I just went with the more basic version below this first time around.
Tyler Florence’s Couscous with Apricots
Show: Food 911 Episode: Moroccan in Miami
1 1/2 cups couscous
2 cups hot chicken stock
10 dried apricots, chopped
2 scallions, sliced thin, green parts only
1 orange, juiced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves, for garnish (I used extra scallions as the garnish)
Put the couscous in a medium bowl; pour the hot stock over it and stir to combine. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork. Add the rest of the ingredients, season with salt and pepper. Toss gently to combine. Garnish with chopped parsley.