All Easy Recipes. Cook all that you can cook. Chicken With Cuscus
(Sfa Merduma)
What You Need:            (To Serve: 4 - 6)
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  • About 1 pound cuscus
  • 1 raw chicken
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon saffron
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped and par-boiled for 2 minutes
  • 2 oz finely chopped parsley
  • 3 small pieces of saffron bark
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chervil
  • 1 pound butter
  • 3 teaspoons caster sugar

  • How To Cook:
    1. Cut the chicken into small chunks.

    2. Put all the ingredients except the cuscus, half the butter and the sugar in a deep saucepan with 1 pint water and boil for about hour.

    3. Then put a steamer lined with muslin on the top of the cooking pan and fill with the cuscus.

    4. Let this steam for hour, then take it off and leave it to dry in another dish for hour.

    5. Steam it again for 5 minutes, then remove and add the remaining butter, mixing well.

    6. When the chicken is done, spread some cuscus on a large plate to a depth of about 2 inches.

    7. Pile the pieces of chicken on the cuscus in a cone shape and pour a little cooking liquid over.

    8. Cover with the remaining cuscus and sprinkle lightly with sugar.

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