Chorizo with Spiced Giant Couscous & Fresh Yoghurt
In Medieval times, large areas of southern Spain were ruled by the Moors, Berber Muslims from Morocco. The influence of Moorish cuisine on traditional southern Spanish dishes still exists today and it has become a wonderful mix of all the best bits of North African, Middle Easter and Spanish cooking. Our Chorizo with Spiced Giant Couscous & Fresh Corriander Yoghurt is a classic example, which uses chorizo (a spicy, unami-rich sausage with a distinctive smokiness and deep red colour from the paprika).
Could it get any better? Well, yes actually! Pan-frying promotes the Maillard reaction (a reaction of amino acids and sugars), unlocking an even deeper range of flavours on the blistered surface of the chorizo. Giant couscous has a chewy and satisfying mouthfeel, which excellently complements the tangy Greek yoghurt. A shot of vibrant coriander adds a bright note to this hearty dish.
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