February 9, 2013

Nemo Couscous

The blizzard named Nemo has come and gone and left us with 28 inches of snow, and a new fridgespiration.
Enjoy, and happy shoveling! 

What's in the fridge:
1 red and 1 yellow pepper
3/4 cup uncooked couscous
1 4 oz package of pancetta (can be substituted with diced bacon)
Hand full of chopped walnuts
1/2 TBSP cumin

- Slice peppers into large (about 1-2 inch wide) slices
- Place on oiled baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil

peppers to be broiled
- Broil peppers until browning starts, about 7-15 minutes depending on strength and proximity of your broiler.

roasted peppers
- Meanwhile, cook pancetta (or bacon) in a med-high skillet for about 7 minutes.  

Cooking pancetta
- Add walnuts and cumin and continue cooking for about 5 minutes
- Cook couscous according to package directions
- Chop now roasted peppers
- Assemble dish with couscous as the base, then chopped roasted peppers then pancetta and walnut mixture.

Bon Appetit!

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