Mesfouf (Couscous with raisins)

    15 min

    This slightly sweet couscous is a popular dish in Algerian and Tunisia to break the fast during the month of Ramadan.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 100g raisins or sultanas
    • 500g fine couscous
    • 500ml boiling water
    • 1 pinch of salt
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • orange blossom water (optional)

    Prep:5min  ›  Extra time:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Place the raisins in a small bowl and cover with warm water. Set aside to soak.
    2. Place the couscous in a large heatproof bowl. Add the boiling water and salt and cover. Let sit for 5 minutes. Stir with a fork and let sit until the water has been fully absorbed, another 5 minutes.
    3. Drain the raisins. Cut the butter into small cubes and add it to the couscous together with the raisins. Stir in some orange blossom water if desired. Fluff again with a fork and serve.

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