Mango couscous

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I haven't been cooking as I should like to, since my kitchen has become the private domaine of the cook and he doesn't like so much to see me messing around, he is a "five stars" cook , I'm a dilettante ...
Anyway, since I got to know this fantastic cook book, "The soul of a new cuisine", I simply had to try by myself some of its appealing recipes. The author, Marcus Samuelsson, is a "chef" ,  african-born, adopted as a child by a couple of swedish. In this book, he rediscovers the pleasures of a poor continent's cooking with recipes using simple tools but rich in vegetables and flavours.
This book has appetizing african recipes;  one of my favourite is the classical : chicken peanut stew. This is something I can trust the cook to do it as he's keen on it . And also : curried trout with coconut-chili sauce from Kenya or else : spicy trout spaghetti (result of the italian occupation of Ethiopia).
This time I tried something very easy : Mango Couscous

You need : 1 cup of couscous, 2 tbsp. olive oil, 1 clove garlic (minced), 1 mango (peeled, pitted and cut into small cubes), 1 jalapeño chili (seeds removed and finely chopped), 1/2 cup raisins, 1 tomato (chopped), juice of lime, 1/4 cup cilantro sprigs, 1/4 cup parsley sprigs, 1/2 tsp. salt. Prepare couscous and set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large sauté pan over high heat. Add garlic, mango and jalapeño. Sauté until mango begin to color. stir in remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, couscous, raisins, tomato, lime juice, cilantro and parsley and toss to heat through, about 1 minute. Serve hot or at room temperature.
couscous.jpgOk, this photo is not as fantastic as some photos taken by fantastic food bloggers ... but I guarantee it's very tasty !

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lucy 13/12/2007 20:08

I love that book. I even just love it for the photos and the background information on the recipes etc. I have a few of the recipes to try and I know they'll be delicious. Thanks for sharing it!

heidi 05/12/2007 10:46

Che invitante questo cous cous...E' tessuto africano il tovagliato sotto al piatto? E' molto particolare.

giovanna 05/12/2007 10:43

mi sa che qualche volta ci provo ... mi piacciono i gusti nuovi :))

Belém 05/12/2007 00:35

Gosto tanto de couscous que não vou resistir aesta receita. Depois direi como saiu. A história do cozinheiro lembrou-me algumas cenas do out of Africa

amy 04/12/2007 22:17

wow - that looks really delicious. My neighbor has that book and she also says it's great! I might have to try it sometime soon, thanks for sharing the recipe.