6 chicken marylands
3 limes, halved
1 cup pearl couscous
1 cup couscous
1/3 cup currants
1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup roughly chopped pistachio kernels
3 red capsicums
3 large red chillies
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 teaspoons dried mint
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
Minted cucumber yoghurt
5 baby cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 cup Greek-style yoghurt
1/2 cup mint sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
• Step 1
• Make Harissa: Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan-forced. Place capsicum and chillies in a large roasting pan (see note). Drizzle with oil. Turn to coat. Roast for 45 minutes or until black and blistered. Transfer to a heatproof bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Set aside for 10 minutes or until cooled. Remove and discard skin, seeds and membrane from capsicum and chilli. Place in a food processor. Add coriander, cumin, garlic, mint, lemon juice and caraway seeds. Process until a smooth paste forms. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
• Step 2
Using a sharp knife, cut five 1cm-deep slashes across the top of each maryland. Place in a large roasting pan. Pour 1/2 the harissa over chicken and turn to coat. Place lime halves around chicken. Cover pan with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
• Step 3
Meanwhile, cook pearl couscous in a saucepan of boiling water for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain. Set aside. Place regular couscous and currants in a heatproof bowl. Pour over 11⁄4 cups boiling water. Cover. Set aside for 5 minutes or until water is absorbed. Use a fork to fluff and separate couscous grains. Add pearl couscous, herbs, onion and pistachios.
• Step 4
Roast chicken for 40 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
• Step 5
Make minted cucumber yoghurt: Place cucumber, yoghurt, mint sauce and lemon juice in a bowl. Stir to combine.
• Step 6
Divide couscous and chicken among serving dishes. Serve with minted cucumber yoghurt, charred limes and remaining harissa.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11:39pm