Gustosecco – couscous tunisienne (with harrissa spices)

by Hot Juan on June 19, 2009 · 1 comment

in Product Reviews

Couscous Tunisienne

Couscous Tunisienne

Couscous seems to be an in products at the moment, TV Chefs seems to be making quick packet meals using it, I like Couscous so I decided to try a version from a local supplier that I found in our excellent local Deli. I think the promise of “with traditional harissa spices” sold it to me.

Couscous (steamed durum wheat semolina) 93%, dried red pepper, dried chilli flakes (1%), coriander seeds, caraway seeds, dried garlic (less than 1%) sea salt (less than 1%), smoked paprika.

It comes in a 200g packet with simple instructions to place in a bowl and pour over 250ml of boiling water, allow to expand for 5 to 7 minutes and then fluff with a fork and add a glug of Olive oil.

Life does not get much better than this. The soft texture of the couscous fills the mouth with the flavours of the coriander and cumin seeds, a little hint of garlic,  then the warm heat from the chillies. Its not hot hot hot, the mixture of flavours is just about perfect. I almost ate the lot before remembering to stop and write this down.

While making a flavoured couscous is not hard. Gustosecco has turned it in to a fine art.

Gustosecco Ltd or their distributor The Bay Tree

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