Kuskus (The Couscous)


  • 500 gr. Kuskus
  • 10 glasses Of Water
  • 2 tablespoons Margarine
  • Meat: 500 Gr. Mutton, 2 1/2 tablespoons Margarine, 3 large Onions, 2 Large Tomatoes Or 1/2 Tablespoon Unsalted Tomato Paste, 2 1/2 glasses Of Water Or Broth Of Meat, Salt, Black Pepper
  • Dressing: 2 tablespoons Margarine


Put the chopped meat into a saucepan with the margarine and sauté, occasionally stirring until the meat changes color. Add the chopped onions and continue cooking in the same way until the onions turn golden. Chop tomatoes. Add the tomatoes, 1/3 tablespoon salt and 1/5 tablespoon black pepper to the saucepan. 5 minutes later add 1 1/2 glasses of warm water cover and cook for about 2 hours over moderate to low heat until the meat is thoroughly cooked.
The Couscous:
About 90 minutes after you start cooking the meat, put 10 glasses of water and 2 tablespoons of salt into a saucepan and bring to boil. Add the couscous and boil for 6 minutes. Strain and rinse the couscous. While the couscous is being strained, add 1 glass of warm water or broth to the meat and bring to boil. Add the couscous to the meat and cook first over moderate then over low heat for 15-20 minutes.
The Dressing:
Heat the margarine and pour it over the meat and couscous. Simmer for 15 minutes on very low heat, stir and serve.

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