This week we have a surprise for the fans of the Moroccan kitchen. The number of the Moroccan restaurants in Germany is growing everyday, so we have prepared a wonderful recipe for a popular dish for you: Moroccan Couscous. If you would like to impress your guests with an extraordinary dish, just give this simple recipe a try!
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red onion (cut in half and thinly sliced)
1 bell pepper (cut into 2,5 cm long pieces)
2 zucchinis (cut in half and then cut into 8 cm long pieces)
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 teaspoon kosher salt
grated zest of an orange
1 can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cups couscous
3 teaspoons fresh mint (sliced)
Add the cumin, ginger, cloves, cayenne pepper, cardamom, coriander, and the allspice into a big pan, stir gently at medium heat and toast for 2-3 minutes. Then, stir in the olive oil and the onion and cook until the ingredients soften. Next, add the bell pepper and the zucchini and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the raisins, kosher salt, zest and chickpeas.
Then, poor the chicken broth and the orange juice into the pan and increase the heat until the mixture starts to boil. Add the couscous and remove the pan from the stove. Cover the mixture and let it stand for 5 minutes. Fluff the couscous with a fork and add the mint.