Best of Algeria food : Saffron and Raisin Couscous.
Read our previous posting: “Best of Albania food : Tave Kosi!”
Couscous is a staple food in Algeria. Saffron and Raisin Couscous with Fresh Mint is Algeria’s national dish.
Saffron and Raisin Couscous with Fresh Mint recipe from TheGutsyGourmet.net :
1 1/2 cup water
3/8 teaspoon saffron threads
3/4 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
3/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup couscous
0.188 cup raisins
2 1/4 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1) In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil and add the saffron. Remove from the heat, cover, and let
stand for 30 minutes.
2) Return the pan to the heat, bring to a boil, and mix in the olive oil, salt, couscous, and raisins.
Remove from the heat, cover, and let stand for 30 minutes.
3) Using a fork and your fingertips, fluff the couscous to separate the grains. Taste and adjust the
seasonings. Stir in the mint. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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