A zesty blend of spices, garlic, and fresh herbs, chermoula is a Moroccan spice traditionally used to season fish and meat, and is the hero seasoning in tonight’s speedy dish. Sweet juicy prawns in a thick tomato sauce packed with fresh veggies and served alongside roasted sweet potatoes, it’s hard to say which ingredient we love most. Regardless of the weather outside, this recipe will transport you to the warm, sunny climes of Northern Africa.
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Chicken Stock Pot
Chermoula Spice Mix
Finely Chopped Tomatoes with Onion and Garlic
Water for the Couscous
Water for the Sauce
a) Pour the boiling water (see ingredients for amount) into a measuring jug. Add the stock powder and stir to dissolve. b) Pop the couscous into a bowl, season with salt and pepper. Pour in the boiling stock and cover the bowl with plate. Leave to one side for 8 mins, the couscous will absorb the water and swell up in this time.
a) Meanwhile, trim the courgette then quarter lengthways. Chop widthways into small pieces. b) Roughly chop the coriander (stalks and all). c) Chop the lemon into wedges. d) Drain the chickpeas in a sieve.
a) Heat a splash of oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the courgette and cook stirring frequently for 2 mins. b) Add the chermoula and stir in, cook for 1 minute and then add the chopped tomatoes and the water (see ingredients for amount).
a) Add the prawns and chickpeas to the sauce. Lower the heat to medium. b) Simmer until the prawns are cooked and the courgettes are soft, 3-4 mins, stirring every now and then. IMPORTANT: The prawns are cooked when pink on the outside and opaque in the middle.
a) Fluff the couscous up with a fork and stir in half the coriander and a squeeze of lemon juice. b) Taste and add salt and pepper if required.
a) Share the couscous between your bowls. Top with the chermoula prawns. b) Add a wedge of lemon and finish with a sprinkling of the remaining coriander.