Post date: 3/5/13

   So today I present you something different. Something that I have never done before (ever!) and you can look at it from both sides - I have never made a post about food on this blog and I had never cooked Couscous before. Usually I get inspired very easily. For example, inspiration to cook something like this took me just one step into the grocery store next to my school. Success!
   I did not think that this experiment would turn out so good, so I was not sure whether I would post the recipe here, but it turned out very good (and simple!) so here you go:
   To make this experimental food, you will need such things as:
  • Couscous (d`ooh)
  • Olive oil
  • Red pepper
  • Green peas
  • Salt
  • Curry
  • Garlic
  • Shrimps
  • Butter

   I am not really the best chef you could find around here, so my recipe will be pretty primitive. I started with the Couscous because it takes longer to make than the shrimps (thaw them before cooking). 

  1. Start boiling about 250ml of water for your Couscous to rest in;
  2. Here you can get your inner crazy chef out and put various spices in the water. I added 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 clove of garlic, little bit of salt and curry (I added curry before and after putting in the Couscous);
  3. Then somehow figure out how much Couscous you will need to make that hunger go away (I filled one cup with it);
The shrimps:
  1. Take a pan big enough for all the shrimpies so that they do not cover each other and make that thing hot enough to melt butter on it;
  2. Now take approx 50g of butter and melt it on the hot pan;
  3. While the butter suffers, clean the garlic and crush all the cloves so that it looks like in the picture below: 

        4. Then put all of the garlic on the buttery pan and stir it non-stop for approx 2 min;
      5. Now put the shrimps in (check on them all the time and turn them around so both sides are well cooked and do this for about 3 minutes till they look close to orange) and smile because you are almost done;

   My Couscous looked like this (still in the cooking process) without any vegetables. I think it looks quite acceptable for the first time:

   And at the end you add all the vegetables you want while the Couscous is still in the cooking pot. Mix it all together, put it all on a plate, add shrimps on the top of it and INSTAGRAM THAT #FOOD! Congratulations! You are done and it took you only about 20 minutes. 

Hope you enjoyed this post. If any questions, please ask them in the comment section below. 
Bon appétit!
Kristiana Vasarina said...

izskatās garšīīīgi! :D

Miriam said...


With love,


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Nina Rachel said...

this looks tooooooo tasty! love couscous and shrimps! good job;)


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