Tomatoes Stuffed with Couscous

Chef Paul’s Featured New Year’s Recipe of the Month!

INGREDIENTS

· 12 medium tomatoes

· 10 ounces couscous

· 1 teaspoon salt

· 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

· 2 cups very hot water

· 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

· 1 finely diced shallot

· 1/4 teaspoon curry powder

· 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

· 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

· pinch of cayenne pepper

· 2 minced garlic cloves

· 1/2 zucchini

· 1/4 cup golden raisins

· 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts

· 1 tablespoon chopped Preserved lemons

· 1 seeded, finely diced Roma tomato

· 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

· 1 cup Yellow Tomato Coulis

· salt and pepper to taste

PREPARATION

Core the tomatoes then blanch in boiling water until the skins begin to split. Place in ice water to stop the cooking.  Peel and even the bottoms so the tomatoes stand up.  Combine the couscous, salt and one teaspoon olive oil in a mixing bowl.  Add the water, cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 15 minutes.  Heat the remaining olive oil over medium heat in a saute pan.  Add the shallots and the spices and cook for 5 minutes to soften.  Add the garlic and cook for one minute, then reduce heat to low.  Finely dice the skin of the zucchini, add to the pan and cook for 3 minutes until the zucchini is slightly soft.  Remove from heat, stir in the raisins and pine nuts.  Add the lemon rind to the mixture.  Once cooled, stir the mixture into the couscous, fluffing with a fork.  Add the tomatoes and parsley, then season.  Serve with Yellow Tomato Coulis.

Click below to order your copy of Chef Paul’s Cookbook Today!