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Apple and Moroccan giant couscous salad

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Origin of dish:  Exotic
Type of cooking:  Hob
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Ingredients (for 2 people) :

    3 tbsp dry sherry
    50g sultanas or raisins
    200g giant couscous
    1 tsp smoked paprika
    ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
    ½ tsp ground cumin
    1 Pink Lady apple, cored and diced
    2 shallots, finely chopped
    1 garlic clove, crushed
    2 tsp fresh root ginger, finely grated
    ½ red chili, de-seeded and finely chopped
    25g pack fresh mint, leaves only finely chopped
    grated zest of 1 lemon
    1 tbsp pine nuts, toasted


1. Put the sherry into a small saucepan and gently bring just below the boil. Add the sultanas and set aside to soak.

2. Meanwhile put the couscous into a saucepan of boiling water and gently simmer for 6-8 minutes until swollen and tender.

3. Drain in a sieve and rinse in cold water. Drain again thoroughly, using the base of a bowl to squeeze out any excess liquid. Set aside.

4. Put the paprika, cinnamon and cumin in to a dry frying pan and gently heat until fragrant.

5. Transfer to a large bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients and stir in the couscous, sultanas and soaking sherry. Check seasoning and serve.
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