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Couscous and prawn salad

Recipe from Just Cooking in association with Fresh Living


Just Cooking

BBC Lifestyle



• 2 tbsp (30ml) olive oil
• 1 clove garlic, crushed
• 1½ tbsp (22ml) Moroccan spice mix
• 2 cups (500ml) couscous or cooked brown rice
• Salt and milled pepper
• 2 cups (500ml) boiling water

Prawn salad:

• 1 pack (700g) whole prawns, defrosted and deveined
• 1 red pepper, finely diced
• 1 yellow pepper, finely diced
• 1 cup (250ml) frozen peas, defrosted
• ⅓ cup (80ml) each chopped mint and parsley, loosely packed
• 1 block (200g) Danish feta, diced
• Grated peel and juice of 1 lemon
• Olive oil

Preparation method

  1. Heat oil, and fry garlic and spices.
  2. Add couscous, and stir to coat with spices.
  3. Remove from heat, pour in boiling water, stir briefly, cover and set aside for about 15 minutes.
  4. Twist heads off prawns and peel tails to the last segment (leaving the tail bit on). Season.
  5. Heat a glug of oil in a pan, and then fry prawns until just cooked through.
  6. Fluff couscous with a fork and stir through vegetables, herbs, feta and prawns.
  7. Adjust seasoning, and then add the lemon juice and lemon peel. Moisten with olive oil and serve warm or at room temperature.