Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality

Welcome to the Neno's Place!

Neno's Place Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality

Iraq Dinar/News is a popular topic among many topics this board offers.

See the footer of the board for our Facebook and My business pages.

Be sure and join our Dinar Only Newsletter Email list. It is located on the right. Your User Account Email when joining the board is for with in Neno's Place use of board information which you can control in your profile settings.

Neno

NOTES:
For "Advertising" with in my board to our Membership and Visitors see our "Sponsor Ad Info" in the Navbar. Neno's Place receives a low of 50,000 views a week to over 100,000 plus many times thru out the year.

I can be reached by phone or text 7am-7pm cst 972-768-9772 or, once joining the board I can be reached by a (PM) Private Message.
Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality

Longest Dinar holding Community. Reach Admin by Private Message. Copyright © 2006-2017


Israeli Couscous with Squash, Feta and Almonds

Share

Lobo
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 17900
Thanked : 879
Join date : 2013-01-12

Israeli Couscous with Squash, Feta and Almonds

Post by Lobo on Wed 20 Jan 2016, 8:36 pm


Israeli Couscous with Squash, Feta and Almonds


Read Reviews

Write a Review
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 100 minutes
Servings: 8
Israeli couscous is larger and more substantial than the familiar North African variety and makes an excellent base for an unusual pasta salad with a bounty of flavorful ingredients. Serve this as a first course or as part of a holiday buffet.



  • Printer Friendly Version






  • 164

Ingredients:


  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh sage
  • 2 tsp. salt, plus more, to taste
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 2 acorn squashes, about 2 1/2 lb. total
  • 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for
      drizzling
  • 2 cups Israeli couscous
  • 6 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh mint, plus sprigs for
      garnish


Wine Pairing

This pairs well with crisp, medium-bodied white wines like the Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc, Napa County/Sonoma County from our Wine Club.

Directions:

Preheat an oven to 350°F.

Place the almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake, stirring once or twice, until fragrant and lightly toasted, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a plate and let cool. Leave the oven on.

In a small bowl, combine the sage, 1 tsp. of the salt, the cinnamon, chili powder and pepper and stir well.

Peel the squashes. Cut each squash crosswise into rings about 1 inch thick and discard the seeds. Rub the cut sides with the 1 Tbs. olive oil. Arrange the rings on a baking sheet and rub both sides with the sage mixture. Roast until lightly browned and easily pierced with a knife, about 1 hour. Cut each ring into 4 sections.

Rinse the couscous in cold water and let drain in a colander for about 10 minutes. Fill a saucepan half full with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the couscous and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain in the colander.

Transfer the couscous to a warmed platter. Drizzle with a little olive oil and gently fluff, separating the grains with your fingertips. Season with the remaining 1 tsp. salt, then taste and adjust the seasonings.

To serve, sprinkle the couscous with the feta cheese, almonds and minced mint. Turn gently to distribute the ingredients and then fold in the squash. Garnish with the mint sprigs and serve warm or at room temperature. Serves 8.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Holiday Entertaining, by Georgeanne Brennan (Oxmoor House, 2007).

Related Tips


  • All About Winter Squash

    Current date/time is Mon 05 Dec 2016, 8:55 pm