Quick lunch

Inspired by a Chucrute com salsicha, a food blog by a Brazilian living in California, I came up with this quick and nutritious spring meal:

Couscous

The recipe is quite simple:

Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat, add a tablespoon of olive oil and a bit of butter and sautée half a cup of chopped red onions. Once the onions are soft, add a 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika (aka pimentón de la vera), salt & pepper to taste and after frying the spice for a few seconds, add 3/4 cup of chopped cherry tomatoes, and, after a minute or so, 1/4 pound of fresh spinach (something like 4 cups). Once the spinach has wilted, add 1 cup of chicken or vegetable stock and raise the heat the medium-high. Adjust the seasoning after the stock starts boiling and mix in 1 cup of couscous. Blend it in well, close the lid and remove the pot from the heat. After 5 minutes, remove the lid, fluff the couscous and add some fresh herbs if you have (I added about 3 tbsp of chives) and 1/4 cup of pine nuts. It was very yummy and light.

Author: guerson

Born and raised in Brazil, a Canadian stole my heart and took me to Canada in 1999. After seven years between Montreal and Toronto, we then moved to Barcelona, Spain, where I did research for my PhD thesis. This blog began as a chronicle of our adventures while living in Barcelona and exploring the old world and has acquired a life of its own after we moved back to Canada.

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