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Pork Kebabs with Couscous

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Pork Kebabs with Couscous

Pork Kebabs with Couscous
New Media Publishing / Photography: Flat Art / Stylist: Abigail Donnelly
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Couscous is a wonderful side dish because it takes just 5 minutes to cook. Here it's studded with tangy dried apricots and toasted almonds



  • Soak 8 wooden skewers in warm water for 30 minutes.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring the 1 1/2 cups water (not the skewer-soaking water) to a boil. Add the couscous and stir with a fork. Cover the pan, remove from the heat and let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, toast the almonds in a small frying pan over moderate heat just until golden, about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the couscous to a large bowl and fluff with a fork. If necessary, use your fingers to break up any lumps. Stir in the almonds, apricots, scallions, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat the broiler or light the grill. In a large bowl, toss the pork with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and the ginger. Thread the pork and tomatoes on the skewers and generously season with salt and pepper.
  • Broil the kebabs 3 inches from the heat, turning once, until the pork is just cooked through, about 6 minutes. Alternatively you can grill the kebabs. Serve on a bed of the couscous.