Saturday 16 February 2013

The Good Shepherd

Do you like couscous?  I know of many people who do not like it.  In 2011, couscous was voted as the third favorite dish of the French. It is a traditional dish made of North African semolina and is cooked by steaming. Couscous is a type of pasta and not grain, has its origin in Morocco. It has a festive element to salads and is a perfect side to many grilled dishes.
If you have not tried couscous, I like to share this dish with you. As I have so many mandarin oranges at home, I added two to this dish.  You can't go wrong with oranges, cranberries and toasted walnuts. This couscous is just so delicious and refreshing, you got to try it, to believe me.  It looks so festive as well, you can make this for Chinese New Year too.
When hosting a dinner party for a large group or on a budget, couscous is ideal because it is so economical. One box of couscous can feed more than 20 people.

Couscous with Mandarin Oranges,Cranberries and Walnuts
8 serving

1 cup couscous
1 cup chicken broth
1 tsp curry powder
1 tablespoon of orange zest
1 tablespoon of lemon zest
1 tablesppon of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of orange juice
40 g dry cranberries
50 g chopped walnuts, toasted
Chopped parsley
2 mandarin oranges, cut segments into halves, seeded


  • Stir the couscous,cranberries,curry powder in a heatproof bowl.
  • Bring chicken broth to boil and pour it over the couscous. Add the juices.
  • Cover the bowl tightly and let it stand. Stir once or twice until broth is absorbed and couscous is tender. 
  • Fluff up the couscous with a fork Add in walnuts, parsley and mandarin oranges. Stir the couscous until everything is well mixed.

I made some fish,prawns,mushrooms and chicken kebabs to go with the couscous. Soak skewers for at least half an hour before grilling.

Chicken:       olive oil,lemon juice,paprika,coriander powder,cumin powder
Fish:             olive oil, Masterfoods Lemon Pepper seasoning
Prawns:        olive oil, chopped garlic,seasalt
Mushrooms: melted butter, black pepper

I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover

The Good Shepherd

"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep."    John 10:11

The Lord Jesus Christ is full of goodness, righteousness. He is the shepherd of the sheep (we are like the nature of sheep, have the tendency to wander off and get lost) .
Jesus Christ is our good shepherd who protects, guides, and nurtures His flock.


  1. I always to eat my cous cous with sweet fruity combination and yours look just like my ideal kind :D

  2. Hi, goody you like couscous too :-)


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