Spicy Courgette and Basil Couscous Recipe

Spicy Courgette and Basil Couscous


  • one courgette, diced
  • one pork chop, diced
  • cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • mushrooms, sliced
  • one clove of garlic, peeled and whole
  • teaspoon of fennel seeds, crushed
  • sprinkling of brown sugar
  • handful of basil leaves, chopped
  • handful of flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • a few stalks of spring onion, chopped
  • sprinkling of red pepper flakes
  • lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • splash of white wine
  • 150ml chicken stock and same volume of couscous

How to make Spicy Courgette and Basil Couscous

Yessss I'm experimenting with couscous as it just feels "summery" to me.

Serves two as a side.

  1. Combine the crushed fennel seeds, brown sugar, freshly ground salt and pepper and a little olive oil. Mix with the diced pork.

  2. Sautee together the pork, courgette, mushrooms and garlic clove. Lubricate with a little white wine. Add a few drops of lemon juice, the red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Boil the chicken stock. When boiling, pour over the couscous in a mixing bowl and cover immediately. Wait 5-8 minutes for the couscous to steam itself, then fluff up with a fork.

  4. Add the parsley to your pork and courgette mixture. Remove the garlic clove and turn off the heat. Add the contents of the pan to your couscous bowl. Give it a glug of olive oil, add the cherry tomatoes, basil and spring onion, then season to taste.

  • winnie
    winnie says

    Looks very good! I would definitely serve it as a side to a fish dish.

  • Judy
    Judy says

    hehe... 'Lubricate'.

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