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July 21, 2011

Bon Appetit Whole Wheat Couscous with Lemon, Peas, and Chives

I love making fish as a main dish, and I try to prepare it at least once a week. However, I am always at a loss as to what to prepare as a side dish, and end up making the same recipes over and over. I have been attempting to remedy this situation and was intrigued when Bon Appetit magazine had a recipe for Whole Wheat Couscous with Lemon, Peas, and Chives.

This recipe actually took longer than the Slow-Baked Salmon I prepared as a main dish. The total time was approximately 25 minutes. I modified this recipe part by neccessity and partly due to forgetting to add an ingredient. I was unable to find whole wheat couscous at my local grocery store, I was able to find one brand of couscous, therefore that was what I purchased. Additionally, my two boys ate all the almonds before I prepared this dish, so I left out the toasted almonds as a topping. Lastly, I prepared the peas and then completely forgot to add then to the recipe before serving, opps!

My family enjoyed this side dish, and it was a great accompaniment to the slow-baked salmon. I loved the lemon flavor and it was a great compliment to the lemon in the salmon. The leftovers heated up great the next day, and would work well as an ingredient in a wrap. My husband preferred this dish without the peas and almonds, he found the texture more to his liking. This recipe would be a great side to any baked fish recipe and is very simple to prepare.

For the recipe go to Bon Appetit Whole Wheat Couscous with Lemon, Peas, and Chives.

9 comments:

  1. Hi there! Just popping over from my site (thanks for the follow!) to let you know I am now following you. Can I say YUM? My husband will be glad I found your site! :)

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  2. Love this recipe! I wish my husband would eat couscous!

    Have a good weekend.

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  3. Looks yummy! I love both couscous and salmon!

    Danielle
    Note I have moved my blog - I would appreciate a follow there too - thanks!
    www.DaniellePender.com

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  5. So hungry right now. My stomach is growling, LOL! I love the recipe :-)

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  6. Thanks-I make couscous all the time! Just stopping by on the blog hop...
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  7. I have half of a steelhead to prepare, this will go perfect, thanks!

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  8. @E I'm lucky that my husband will eat just about everything :)

    @Melynda It would go perfectly with steelhead. I wish we had more fish options around here, I love steelhead and haven't had it since I moved.

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