Tuesday, May 20, 2008

How Bazaar? How Bazaar!


Tonight was a late night at work and I wasn't sure I was up for making dinner when I got home. But a little advance planning made tonight's dinner a no-brainer.

Bazaar Couscous with Baharat Chicken!

The Bazaar Couscous is really a salad bowl of some of our favorite thing...things that can change based on what you have in your pantry, garden, fridge or what you can get at the markets. This has Middle Eastern Couscous, Carrots, Peppers, Onions, Golden Raisins, Dried Cherries, Pine Nuts and Pistachios. Throw in some herbs and spices with some olive oil and you're done! Divine. And it's really easy.

The chicken is flavored with a spice blend known as Baharat. I intended to grill chicken tonight, but the timing wasn't right, so I threw the chicken in a pan with some olive oil. It's spicy, but not hot and full of plenty of flavor. If you have a spice grinder, or a coffee grinder, make some of your own Baharat blend. You'll be very happy.

4 comments:

joyous said...

This is one of my favorite things. I make it all the time. I actually CRAVE this. It's not as tasty with the African cous cous, but it works alright in a pinch or when your Whole Foods decides to stop carrying Middle Eastern cous cous!

ScottE. said...

J-lo wanted to eat 5 pounds of it last night, but I only made one cup of dried couscous...heaping servings for two.

I buy my Israeli/Middle Eastern Couscous from this source:

http://chefshop.com/Itemdesc.asp?ic=0911&eq=&Tp=

Dancer in DC said...

I just love this as a wonderful "whatever you've got" meal to throw together.

And I did eat several pounds.

Dan said...

I think that almost looks like white roe.