ISRAEL: Israel Couscous with Pine Nuts
Israeli Couscous with Pine Nuts
3 tablespoons butter, divided
2/3 cup pine nuts (about 3 1/2 ounces)
3 cups (16 ounces) Israeli toasted couscous
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
3 3/4 cups canned low-salt chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup minced fresh Italian parsley
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in heavy large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add pine nuts and stir until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Transfer to small bowl.
Melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter in same pan over medium heat. Add shallots and sauté until golden, about 10 minutes. Add couscous, cinnamon stick, and 2 bay leaves and stir until couscous browns slightly, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Add broth and salt and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until couscous is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Stir in parsley and pine nuts. Season with black pepper. Transfer to serving dish.
2 large tomatoes
1/2 red bell pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ tablespoon lemon juice
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Immediately before serving, season with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. (Israelis tend to sprinkle on quite a bit of salt)
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