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Steamed Egg over Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous with Bacon and Parmesan

Steamed Egg over Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous with Bacon and Parmesan

by Pam on April 23, 2013

I love eating eggs with leftovers. As I was eating dinner last night I envisioned the leftover couscous[1] with a steamed egg and a bit of bacon, parmesan, and parsley sprinkled on top. I made it for lunch today and it was AMAZING.  I will seriously make this recipe again and again. I wish I had more leftover couscous so I could make this dish for lunch again tomorrow. I highly recommend this recipe!

 

If you don’t have leftover couscous[2], see recipe here[3].

Cook the bacon in a small skillet over medium heat. Remove from the pan when it has cooked through and place on a paper towel to drain. Once the bacon has cooled, chop or rip it into small pieces. Remove all but a quarter teaspoon of bacon grease  from the skillet. Add the leftover couscous to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes.

While the couscous is heating up, boil some water in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Add a poaching cup to the liquid and spray the cup with cooking spray. Crack an egg into the cup, making sure not to break the yolk. Cover with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the egg white is solid but the yolk is still soft. Remove the poaching cup from the pan of water.

Place the couscous into a bowl. Sprinkle with bacon. Place the poached egg on top followed by a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

 



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Steamed Egg over Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous with Bacon and Parmesan




Yield: 1

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 10 min.



Ingredients:

1 slice of lean bacon
1 cup of leftover roasted vegetable Israeli couscous
1 egg
2 tsp Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped

Directions:

If you don’t have leftover couscous, see recipe here.

Cook the bacon in a small skillet over medium heat. Remove from the pan when it has cooked through and place on a paper towel to drain. Once the bacon has cooled, chop or rip it into small pieces. Remove all but a quarter teaspoon of bacon grease from the skillet. Add the leftover couscous to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes.

While the couscous is heating up, boil some water in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Add a poaching cup to the liquid and spray the cup with cooking spray. Crack an egg into the cup, making sure not to break the yolk. Cover with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the egg white is solid but the yolk is still soft. Remove the poaching cup from the pan of water.

Place the couscous into a bowl. Sprinkle with bacon. Place the poached egg on top followed by a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
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Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

by Pam on August 14, 2013

I wanted a healthy pasta salad to serve with the Chicken Gyros[1] with Tzatziki Sauce[2] I was making for dinner. I found this recipe at Cookie and Kate[3] that looked perfect and it used what I already had on hand which was very convenient. I love the texture of Israeli couscous and it soaked the flavor of the lemony vinaigrette up nicely. I also really enjoyed the subtle flavor and crisp texture of the raw vegetables. The pine nuts, feta, and basil made this pasta salad extra delicious. My husband and I loved it but my kids said it had too many veggies in it. You can’t win them all I guess.

Boil one cup of salted water. Add the Israeli couscous to the water reduce heat to low then cover with a lid and cook for the time stated in the couscous instructions. Drain any excess water if there is any.  Set aside to cool.

Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, crushed red pepper flakes, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a large serving bowl. Set aside. Once the pasta is cool, add it to the vinaigrette along with the chickpeas, tomatoes, olives, zucchini, squash, toasted pine nuts, feta cheese, and fresh basil. Toss to coat evenly then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, if needed. Serve and enjoy.



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Mediterranean Pasta Salad




Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 13-15 min.



Ingredients:

3/4 cup Israeli couscous
2 tbsp olive oil
Zest & juice of 1 small lemon
1 large clove of garlic, minced
Dash of dried oregano
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
Sea sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1/2 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, chopped
10 kalamata olives, sliced
1/2 medium zucchini, small dice
1/2 small yellow squash, small dice
2 tbsp pine nuts, toasted
2 tbsp feta cheese
1/4 cup basil, chopped

Directions:

Boil one cup of salted water. Add the Israeli couscous to the water reduce heat to low then cover with a lid and cook for the time stated in the couscous instructions. Drain any excess water if there is any. Set aside to cool.

Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, crushed red pepper flakes, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a large serving bowl. Set aside. Once the pasta is cool, add it to the vinaigrette along with the chickpeas, tomatoes, olives, zucchini, squash, toasted pine nuts, feta cheese, and fresh basil. Toss to coat evenly then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, if needed. Serve and enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Cookie and Kate

References

  1. ^ Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Tzatziki Sauce (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Cookie and Kate (cookieandkate.com)
  4. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  5. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous

Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous

by Pam on April 22, 2013

There is nothing better than roasted vegetables. They are terrific in soups, lasagna, rice, pasta, or on their own. I recently picked up a box of Israeli couscous, so when I stumbled upon this recipe from Kitchen Grrrrls[1], I couldn’t resist making it. I adapted the recipe to suit our tastes and what I had on hand. I have to say, I LOVED THIS DISH! The Israeli couscous was light, flavorful, and had a great texture. The roasted veggies gave great flavor and texture to the couscous and topping it with salty feta was perfect. I paired this couscous with salmon and it was a healthy and delicious meal. I have a feeling I will be eating the leftover couscous for breakfast tomorrow.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat it with cooking spray.

Dice the zucchini, onion, mushrooms, and bell pepper into small same size pieces. Place the veggies on the baking sheet then add the cloves of garlic (skins on). Drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Place into the oven and roast for 30 minutes, stirring the mixture, after 15 minutes. Add the tomatoes and continue to roast for 20 more minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Once the garlic has cooled, carefully remove the skin without squeezing the cloves. Slice the garlic cloves into pieces; sprinkle on top of the roasted veggies.

Coat the skillet with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil. Once hot, add the Israeli couscous and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Add the broth then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook for 12-15 minutes, until the broth has evaporated and the couscous has cooked through. Add the roasted veggies and gently mix until well combined. Pour into a serving dish then sprinkle the top with feta cheese. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous




Yield: 6

Prep Time: 10 min.



Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil (divided)
1 zucchini, diced small
1 small sweet yellow onion, diced small
4 oz button mushrooms, diced small
1 baby red bell pepper, diced small
1 baby yellow bell pepper, diced small
5 cloves of garlic, DO NOT REMOVE THE SKINS
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 cup of small grape tomatoes
1 cup Israeli couscous
1 3/4 cups of chicken broth
Feta cheese

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat it with cooking spray.

Dice the zucchini, onion, mushrooms, and bell pepper into small same size pieces. Place the veggies on the baking sheet then add the cloves of garlic (skins on). Drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place into the oven and roast for 30 minutes, stirring the mixture, after 15 minutes. Add the tomatoes and continue to roast for 20 more minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Once the garlic has cooled, carefully remove the skin without squeezing the cloves. Slice the garlic cloves into pieces; sprinkle on top of the roasted veggies.

Coat the skillet with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil. Once hot, add the Israeli couscous and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Add the broth then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook for 12-15 minutes, until the broth has evaporated and the couscous has cooked through. Add the roasted veggies and gently mix until well combined. Pour into a serving dish then sprinkle the top with feta cheese. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe on Kitchen Grrrls

References

  1. ^ Kitchen Grrrrls (kitchengrrrls.blogspot.ca)
  2. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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