Couscous is simply dry pasta crushed into tiny pieces. So it is not that special grain that grows out of the plant like that. It is made the same way as other pasta: spaghetti, macaroni etc are made from durum wheat, that wheat used in making semolina flour that we use to make Semolina Fufu.
Makes: 4-6 servings
Ingredients for the Couscous
1½ cups couscous Chicken Stock
¼ cup green peas
2 hotdogs (frankfurters)
A small quantity of sweet pepper (fresh paprika) 1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon mixed seasoning Salt (to taste)
Ingredients for the Chicken Balls
500g (1.1 lbs) chicken mince
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon mixed seasoning 1 teaspoon onion powder
1 handful fresh parsley leaves
Ingredients for the Vegetable Sauce
Please note that this vegetable sauce is optional. It is perfectly ok to serve just the couscous and the chicken balls. They both taste great together.
3 medium mushrooms
¼ cup diced sweet pepper (fresh paprika)
¼ cup diced green bell pepper
¼ cup diced carrots (or halfmoon cuts) 1 red onion
1 tablespoon Nigerian curry powder Salt to taste.
Directions for making the Chicken Balls
Place the chicken mince in a clean bowl.
Add salt, mixed seasonings and onion powder.
Massage with your hand till everything is well combined. Add the parsley or any other alternative you are using.
Mix till evenly distributed within the chicken mince.
Mold into small balls and place in an oven tray.
Bake in a preheated oven for 180 deg Celsius (350 F). While baking, turn them around from time to time so they cook and brown evenly. You can also shallow fry them in a frying pan. The chicken balls should be ready in about 30 minutes.