This Sunday at our place there will be a huge dinner party for welcoming the beginning of December and the count down for Christmas and also for celebrating Thanksgiving! I know that this is not a very heartfelt holiday in Europe, but Silvia&Silvia can not miss an opportunity to prepare and eat with their friends filled turkey, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and many other amazing recipes. Are you curious? Next week we will post all the recipes and pictures so..stay tuned!
In the meanwhile, let’s try to eat healthy and light for the next two days for leaving a bit of space for Sunday
The recipe of today is very healthy, very light but, at the same time, very tasty: COUS COUS WITH ROMAN BROCCOLI, RAISINS, ALMONDS, SAFFRON AND CHEESE.
- around 250g of cous cous
- half boiled Roman broccoli (or 1 if it is small)
- one or two handfuls of raisins and natural almonds according to your taste
- 1 sachet of saffron
- ripened cheese ( Parmesan or other kind of similar cheese)
- salt, pepper, olive oil and hot water
First of all cover the cous cous with hot water in which you have melted saffron. Thanks to the saffron, the cous cous will become very yellow, so nicer to see, and with a light sweet taste, perfect to combine with the other ingredients. While the cous cous is cooking, you can chop the almonds and add them in a bowl with the raisins previously soaked in cold water and the boiled broccoli cut in small pieces (the vegetable should be cooked but still crisp).
When the cous cous is ready, let it cold down a bit and then add it into the bowl with the other ingredients. Season with plenty of extra virgin olive oil, salt and a bit of pepper and, at the end, add the “raspadura” of cheese (cheese cut in very thin slices). To do this you can even use the larger holes of the grater.