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.

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