How are you doing out there? Are you having fun, are you shopping, are you enjoying the holiday season?
I hope you do, did you make any plans for Christmas yet? We are going to Niagara for Christmas, we are going to visit some good friends of ours and have some holiday fun all together! Well it's our first Christmas far from Greece and without our parents.. but.. I think we'll be ok..
Today I have a simple dish with fish fillet and Greek Couscous. The Greek Couscous is exactly the same as Israeli Couscous. Exactly the same. You're going to fall in love with those small pearls with such a nutty flavour.
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 onion chopped
1 red bell pepper diced
1 yellow bell pepper diced
2 cups Greek or Israeli Couscous
1 quart fish or chicken stock warm
4-6 fish fillets (I used Tilapia )
1/3 cup butter
1 clove garlic minced
A pinch of curry
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Chopped chives or parsley for garnish
How to make
Coat a pot with the olive oil and place over medium heat. Add the most of the onion and the peppers, cook and stir until soft. Add the couscous, stir and cook for 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in the warm broth and when it comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and cover with lid. Simmer for 8 - 10 minutes. Set aside covered.
Add the butter to a skillet and place over medium low heat. Add the garlic and the rest of the onion and curry. Season the fish with salt and pepper and lay them in the skillet. Cook slowly for 4 minutes and spoon the butter over the fish to baste. Squeeze in the lemon juice and cook 3 more minutes or until the fish is cooked through. Check for salt and pepper and serve the couscous with the fish. Garnish with chopped chives or parsley.
Have a wonderful weekend!