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Friday, April 27, 2007
Potato Leek Apricot Couscous!!
ingredients: 250 g couscous 250 g bacon (rind removed, diced, separate the fats and flesh) 1 leek, sliced finely 4 potatos, chopped 1/2 cup dried apricot, chopped
seasoning: 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbs fish sauce 1 tbs light soy sauce 3 tbs water 1 tsp sesame oil 0.5 tsp black pepper 0.5 tsp parprika dash of chilli powder (more if u like it spicy!)
method: 1. Add 250ml of boiling water to couscous. Allow to stand for 5 minutes. Fluff up with fork and add more water if too dry. 2. microwave potato with 2 tbsp water for 10 minutes or til soft. 3. Add the fatty bits of the bacon into a pan. Turn on heat and allow the oils to melt before adding the not-so-fatty bits of the bacon. Fry til crispy and remove from pan. 4. Add leeks to pan and fry til soft. Add potato and fry for a couple minutes. 5. Turn off fire and mix in couscous and seasonings. Sprinkle with bacon bits. Can be served hot or chilled.
comments: Potato, leek and bacon= very good friends!!! Why the addition of apricot?? Cos this will be served chilled, so i hope the slight crunch n tangy flavour of the dried fruit will add texture and contrast...if serving hot, omit the apricots..and the dish will taste more 'comforting', i guess... hee..this is actually a random (read: what i can find in the kitchen) recipe that i came up with for tomorrow's visit to the pear orchard... :)
The four of us started this blog together as a way to share our experiences and lessons in the kitchen. Now the blog has evolved into an random mix of recipes which we have tried and liked enough to want to share...some are dishes that remind us of home, some are things that we wouldn't usually have made in Singapore (muffins, cakes and most dishes requiring the oven) and others were just borne out of a need to use a certain ingredient!
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