We are so typically British in this house. First sniff of a sunny afternoon and we utter the words, "Shall we have a BBQ for tea?". I've got a bit of a confession though. I'm not that much of a meat eater. I'll enjoy a burger or kebab but for me a BBQ is more about the added extras. The salads, the potato dishes and this Storecupboard CousCous.
So handy that all the ingredients are either from the Storecupboard or the freezer. I've talked before about being a huge fan of frozen fruit and vegetables. It really is true that the veg is packed so quickly before the quality starts to deteriorate. My one tip would be to make sure you don't go for the cheapest option of sweetcorn though. So often the budget brand tends to be rather tasteless. For frozen peas though - Go as cheap as you dare!
Its really difficult to go wrong with preparing CousCous. So little attention is needed that it is the ultimate time-friendly dish. CousCous is so forgiving too - If you leave it too long and it goes clumpy, it only takes a fork to fluff up again. Unbeknown to me, my kids also adore CousCous which is a huge winner in our eyes!
I know this is a really simple recipe to a lot of people. I wanted to share for 2 reasons though - This blog is very much a diary for us. I use it as a reminder of recipes that are well tried and tested that occasionally I forget exist. The second reason is that people often say they are not sure on the best way to prepare some simple dishes. The truth is theres no right and wrong. Most of my recipes are from me having a play in the kitchen. I wouldn't say they are the 'right' or 'wrong' way to make a dish - Just what I find works for us!
As always, I love to read your comments. Feel free to share any BBQ recipes that you find work for you.