Ras-el-hanout chicken with a spicy couscous – either a perfect lunch choice or quick midweek dinner!
Michelle and I were sat one day debating couscous of all things. Turns out I love it, however Michelle said that she tires of it easily. Discussions continued and I told her my favourite way to serve it was heavily spiced, usually with ras-el-hanout (not any great shock there to anyone who knows me). However, as Michelle said she has never cooked a spiced up version I volunteered to cook it for her sometime.
We were blogging today and had quite a lot to get through so lunch needed to be quick and I have never been one for a daily dose of sandwiches (which is why my blogging buddy enjoys lunch at my house). Inspiration hit as I recalled our conversation a couple of weeks ago – spicy couscous for lunch.
It was served it with ras-el-hanout spiced chicken (which my youngest daughter – the fussy one – would eat on a daily basis if I let her) and a generous handful of pomegranate seeds. Warm spices, the sweetness of the peppers and the burst of juice from the pomegranate, what more do you want at lunchtime? Unless of course you can wash it down with a nice crisp glass of white wine – alas not today with the school run to factor in!
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