As promised at the weekend here is the 3rd install of my ‘helping pack your picnic posts’ though I have to admit sat inside watching the rain on the windows at the moment really isn’t putting me in an eating outdoors mood, so maybe picnic in your dining room might be more appropriate, though we shall keeping on hoping for some English sun!
Before I start I probably need to rave a little about the price these packets they make enough for 2 servings and coming in at just 75p well really there’s nothing much you can get for that price these days and these do make one hell of a side dish for a meal.
We made up this Sundried Tomato & Garlic just yesterday my Mum fancied some for her lunch and I decided to take the other half home to finish it off for dinner, I had an awful day, one of those everything hurts and standing is way too hard to do days but even I managed to get this sorted at lunchtime it really is that simple.
All you need to add is 160ml of boiling water to the dry Cous Cous mix.
Once you have added the water you just stir then leave for 5 minutes.
and 5 minutes later wall-ah!
And then you simply fluff (we found using a folk was best) and go..
Another in the range is the Moroccan Medley. To just bring a bit of variety I thought I would show you this one fluffed instead.
The flavours really stand through in these packets, although obviously they are great as a dish accompaniment, I have to admit I did have a spoonful or two by themselves as it smelt really nice so I just couldn’t wait and found it just fine alone as well. As I said earlier my Mum had it warm at lunch time while I had it cold for dinner, so if you’re a single person living by yourself you could honestly make this for lunch or dinner one day and then pop it into the fridge to finish off cold the following day.
If you fancy grabbing yourself a packet of either of these flavours or one of the 6 others (Roasted Vegetable, Spice Sensation, Wild Mushroom, Aromatic Thai Style, Chilli and Lemon, Mint & Parsley Cous Cous) you can grab them from Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Waitroses for the aforementioned 75p.
For more on the range and Ainsley Harriott’s range in full and some delicious recipe ideas check out his website.
Have you tried Ainsley Harriott’s Cous Cous, which ones your favourite?