From time to time I take a look into the fridge or stock cupboard and there is nothing to eat… actually there is a lot of things to eat but they do not really go together in any order that would create some meal that would be suitable for a dinner like meal.
One day last week was just one of those days…
The fridge was kind of full of stuff but nothing really resembled a dinner without some missing ingredient I could think off. Inevitably my first thought was “a take away it is”, but as there isn’t really a nice take away around us, we decided to look harder and simply create something from nothing… in the end this is what we came up with…
- 1 small tin of garden peas
- 1 small tin of sweet corn
- 1 white onion
- 1 red onion
- 2 polish sausages (left from the night before)
- spoonful of olive oil
Prepare couscous as per instruction on the pack but instead of water we added a nice chicken stock.
Chop sausage and onions and fry for a while, until onions are nicely coloured and the sausage is browned.
Drain the peas and sweetcorn and place in a serving bowl.
Add all other ingredients, mix well and serve.
It took us 10 minutes to do it. It was simple yet extremely tasty. Normally we would use a lot of “posh” ingredients to go with couscous like mozzarella cheese or sundried tomatoes but actually you can mix it with anything you like.
I am quite pleased we opted for such a “creative” option instead of a take away that evening, otherwise I would never have discovered that a few simple ingredients put together like this could create something so yummy.
I think from now on couscous will be joining my list of go to ingredients in cases of dinner emergencies.
Do you like couscous?
What is your favourite couscous combination?