couscous with apricots and toasted almonds

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Author Notes: this is my go-to couscous recipe when I'm serving chicken or fish. you can substitute the apricots and almonds for another dried fruit or nut of your choice (like cranberries, currents and pine nuts).sweet enough

Serves 4

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 cup homemade chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsulfurated dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted
  • 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  1. place butter and shallots in a saucepan and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. do not brown.
  2. add chicken or vegetable stock and bring up to a boil. remove from heat and add couscous, salt and apricots. cover for 10-15 minutes. fluff with a fork and add the almonds and parsley.
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