Jan 14, 2015

Maroccan sweet potato and date stew with almond couscous

Yes, I know, this dish doesn't look super stylish...but believe me, it tastes amazing!
The combination of sweet and spicy as well as the use of cinnamon and cumin definitely brings back memories of summer vacation in a warm country :)
Perfect to get your mind of the wet and cold winter weather outside...

Give it a try and tell me how you liked it!

course country time difficulty
main Marocco 40min easy

Serves 2

imperial metric
1 tbsp olive oil
1.5 lb 700g sweet potatoes, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
3oz 80g dried dates, chopped
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup 170g couscous
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp olive oil
1 dash lemon juice
1 1/4 cup 300ml boiling water
3 oz 80g almonds, slivered
optional natural yoghurt

  • in a medium pot, heat olive oil, add sweet potatoes and onions, and cook on medium heat until brown
  • add dates, garlic and spices and mix well
  • put on lid and cook until sweet potatoes are soft
  • add small amounts of water if it begins to scorch
  • use a fork to mash about half of the potatoes and add water to get a stew-like consistency
  • in a small bowl, mix couscous with salt, lemon juice and olive oil
  • add boiling water and let it soak for 5min
  • roast slivered almonds in a dry pan
  • add almonds to the couscous

Serve couscous and sweet potatoes with natural yoghurt and fresh mint and enjoy!

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