Chorizo and Sugar Snap Pea Giant Cous Cous


Chorizo and Sugar Snap Pea Giant Cous Cous (1)

I hope you were all able to enjoy a little sunshine over the weekend.

I’m trying (hubby isn’t aware of this yet) to turn our property into a smallholding. One day, he may come home to find that I’ve purchased a cow. I’m not at that stage yet, but I did spend my weekend tenderly looking after some plants I have grown from seed which I am hoping will reward me with bountiful veggies in a few months.

So, today, I went to the shop to buy ingredients for dinner and was loathe to spend all of that money on food. One red pepper for 79p?? It’s daylight robbery! Still, as I said, I have a couple of months to go before I can start harvesting any crops (providing I don’t accidentally kill all of the plants in the meantime) so I will have to suck it up for the time being.

As the weather has been beautiful today – stunning sunshine – I wanted something light and fairly salad like, so I decided on a cous cous dish. You can eat this hot or cold, though I prefer it hot, and is wonderful for lunch the next day.

This will serve 3-4 and will take no more than 30 minutes to make.

Chorizo and Sugar Snap Pea Giant Cous Cous (2)

Chorizo and Sugar Snap Pea Giant Cous Cous

1 tbsp olive oil

300g giant cous cous

150g chorizo

200g sugar snap peas

1 red pepper

1 small bunch spring onions

75g green olives

100g feta

1. Gently fry the cous cous in the oil in a large pan for a couple of minutes. Tip in 600ml water, and bring to the boil, stirring often. Cook until all of the water has been absorbed (approx 15 minutes), stirring so that it doesn’t stick. When the water has been absorbed, try the cous cous – if it’s still a bit crunchy, add a little more water.

2. Meanwhile, slice the chorizo and place in a frying pan over a medium heat. Fry until golden on both sides, then add the whole sugar snap peas and chopped red pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes.

3. Finely slice the spring onions, and chop the feta into chunks.

4. Finally, mix the cous cous, chorizo mix, spring onions, feta and olives together well. It’s ready!

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19 thoughts on “Chorizo and Sugar Snap Pea Giant Cous Cous

  1. Lety C April 20, 2015 / 7:07 pm

    I love to harvest too. I have a very small place where I grow zucchini, jalapeรฑo and bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and artichokes. Recently I just plated cantelup and acorn squash, hope they grow! It is very exciting to harvest. Unfotunately I don’t have the space to have animals, but I would love to! Good luck! Salad look yummy!

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    • harrietyoung38 April 20, 2015 / 7:08 pm

      We don’t have the space for animals either, the cow would have to live in the lounge ๐Ÿ™‚ it would be wonderful though!

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  2. Sally Littlefair April 20, 2015 / 7:11 pm

    It’s a wonder that when food this great can be prepared so quickly, that we Brits still have an addiction to takeaways! Your meal looks beautiful and I don’t eat meat! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • harrietyoung38 April 20, 2015 / 7:13 pm

      Thank you so much Sally for your kind words! This would be very tasty without the chorizo too ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Molly in Hawaii April 20, 2015 / 8:58 pm

    The recipe looks delicious. Good luck with your gardening! I have recently started a small garden at my house and it is so rewarding. I love going out to pick veggies for dinner. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. theKitchenLab! April 21, 2015 / 1:31 am

    looks fantastic

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  5. bunny and mimsey April 22, 2015 / 2:13 am

    Hi, this recipe caught my eye as we do love ‘giant’ couscous or as we call it in Australia, Pearl or Israeli Couscous. It’s more substantial than the normal small grains of couscous don’t you think? And chorizo makes anything taste good! Thanks for the idea. Mims

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  6. cowboysgirlfriend April 23, 2015 / 12:57 am

    Good luck growing your crops! We just moved to a place with a few things already planted and I am terrified I will kill them. Hopefully I will learn how to care for a garden properly. A cow would be easier for me to handle, at this point… Delicious looking recipe, too!

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  7. chef mimi April 25, 2015 / 12:34 pm

    Love love this! healthy simplicity!!!

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  8. ForkInPage May 1, 2015 / 5:48 pm

    Psst Ma’am where are you? I need dinner inspiration

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  9. Fa's Kitchen May 7, 2015 / 7:50 pm

    Looks yummy and delicious.. Perfect and healthy.. i need to try this out asap

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  10. Rachel Marie May 14, 2015 / 2:17 pm

    Oh my, this looks so delicious! I love cous cous!
    Rachel Coco

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  11. Lori July 26, 2015 / 10:59 pm

    Hi there, love your blog and I just nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. I hope you can stop by my blog for the details.

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  12. E-Gusta September 4, 2015 / 6:05 am

    I fancy having a small holding too. We also do not have alot of space…. not even for chickens, but I hear that quails do not take up alot of room….. though you need quite a few quails eggs to make up a dish!

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