This is so beautifully nice and light – Steamed Couscous. It is really wonderfully fluffy and so really easy to make – I would not make it any other way. Soft and tasty with lovely unsalted butter. Some people use olive oil, I personally prefer butter but it must be unsalted butter – there is something about the taste, not all unsalted butter is good, so choose a really good quality brand.
Don’t forget, you can you can make couscous completely from scratch, or you can buy the best quality prepared authentic couscous – this is what I prefer (I have my favourite brand – I won’t change from this make – perhaps I shouldn’t advertise it, so leave me a comment if you want to know!)
Nowadays, you will find lots of ready-made packet couscous but I prefer to make my own – home-made is always best, and everyone can really tell the difference. I have to say there are lots of ways of making couscous, and this is my version as it is easy, quick and delicious. I have my girlie’s get together once a month and they love my couscous with lamb. This dish is from North Africa and it is really well-known there as it is a day-to-day dish that is traditionally ate often.
Most North African people have it in their home as it is easy to make and an economical way to make a really tasty dish. There are lots of ways of making the sauce to go with it. Have it with lamb or chicken or even beef. It is very popular during wedding ceremonies and then they make it with lamb. I am glad this dish is getting more frequently used in Europe as it is a very nice dish to accompany any main dish.
Let see how I make it: