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Curry flavoured cous cous


Some doubts still remain as to the original meaning of the term "cuscus", which derives from the Berber word "kuoskous". Monsieur Léon Isnard, who considered the word to be a Frenchification of the expression rac keskes (in other words "to chop"),explains that "it is a phonetic derivation of the terms koskos, keuscass, koskosou, kouskous, used in various North African countries to refer to a perforated earthenware container that fits on top of the saucepan holding the water or stock in which the durum wheat semolina is cooked".


Prepare a mixture of breadcrumbs and cornmeal and use to coat the chicken breasts completely. Cook the chicken breasts, wrapping in lightly greased and salted foil at 180 degrees for 18 minutes. In a pan leave the roughly chopped celery and carrot to brown in oil. Add the almonds and once softened, add the tomatoes. Mix in the Cous Cous and cover with the stock, turn off the heat and wait for the Cous Cous to swell. Blanch the sticks of celery in a pan with a little oil and wine. For the sauce, heat a little oil and onion, add the curry and cover with the milk. Season with salt and pepper and leave to gel. Now prepare the dish, spooning the seasoned, dry Cous Cous on the bottom of the plate, the escalope of chicken and then the stick of celery. The sauce is used as a final garnish.

Ingredients for 4 people
160 gr Cous Cous
50 gr celery
50 gr onion
60 gr carrot
80 gr tomato
60 gr white almonds
400 gr chicken breast escalopes
2 cl meat stock
20 gr curry
4 sticks of celery
1/2 dl white wine
1 dl milk
30 gr breadcrumbs
20 gr cornmeal
chopped parsley

Cous cous

185 Cous Cous

185 cous cous
Average nutritional values for 100gr pasta
Energy 344 Kcal - 1458 Kj Fats 1,2 g
Proteins 11,0 g Saturated, mono unsaturated, poly unsaturated fats 0,2 g
Carbohydrates 71,0 g Sugars 1,6 g
Alimentary fibres 2,5 g Sodium 0,002 g