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Serves 6-8 | Prep Time 15 | Cook Time 5

Why I Love This Recipe

Couscous is a common dish in Morocco. Couscous is a tiny pasta made of wheat or barley. Couscous is a pretty versatile dish and can be paired with a lot of things. Couscous can be an accompaniment to stew and be used as a filler in beef patties.

Ingredients You'll Need

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
3/4 cup chopped shallots
3 cups Homemade Chicken Stock, recipe follows, or canned broth
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups couscous
1/2 cup pignoli nuts, toasted
1/4 cup currants


1. Melt the butter in a large saute pan, add the shallots and cook for 3 minutes over medium heat.

2. Add the chicken stock, salt and pepper, raise the heat to high and bring the stock to a boil. Off the heat and add the couscous. Cover the pan and let it sit for 10 minutes.

3. Add the pignoli nuts and currants to the couscous, stir and serve.

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