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Lemon Couscous

Food Network Canada
YIELDS
9 servings
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Ingredients

Preserved Lemons

1
lemon
11
cup water
½
cup sugar
2
Tbsp salt

Couscous

3
cup chicken or vegetable stock
1 ½
tsp salt
2
cup couscous
¼
cup olive oil
½
tsp ground pepper
½
cup chopped flat leaf parsley
¼
cup fresh lemon juice
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Directions

Step 1

Cut lemons into eight. Combine with 8 cups water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Drain. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a small saucepan with sugar and salt, stirring to dissolve. Add lemon, cover and simmer over low heat until very tender (about 1 hour). Cool

Step 2

Remove lemon from syrup. Remove and discard flesh reserving lemon peel. Cut peel into small dice (you will need ½ cup).

Step 3

Bring stock to a boil. Stir in couscous, chopped lemon, oil, salt and pepper. Return to a boil. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and spread on a parchment lined pan to cool.

Step 4

Transfer couscous to a large bowl and fluff with fork. Add parsley, lemon juice and toss.

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