Trapani extra-large cous cous with eggplant, bell-pepper, olives and salted capers

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Sicilian cous cous with caponata from Trapani is a deliciously easy to prepare meal that is ready to go in just three easy steps. The all natural ingredients for this traditional Sicilian dish are included in the same package, making it a convenient, time saving meal.

The caponata is a classic Sicilian dish that is made up of a variety of vegetables, herbs and spices. This particular version is made with eggplant, capers, tomatoes, olives, celery and onions, as well as garlic and herbs. The cous cous is a traditional dish of Tunisia and North Africa, but is also popular in Sicily. The cous cous is made from semolina, which is a coarse wheat flour, and is usually steamed with a broth of vegetable stock, herbs and spices to make a light and fluffy grain. The cous cous is then combined with the caponata to create a hearty and flavorful meal.

Tiberino's Trapani cous cous is much easier to prepare: all the ingredients are included in the same package and can be cooked in one-pot, making it a time saving meal. All you need to do is add some water and olive oil, bring the mixture to a boil and then cover and reduce the heat to a simmer. This Sicilian cous cous with caponata from Trapani is a delicious and easy to prepare meal that is perfect for busy weeknight dinners.

You don't need to be a master chef to enjoy this traditional Sicilian dish.

DIRECTIONS: Bring 550 ml of water and 2 or more tbsp oil to a boil.  
Add the content of the package, cover and cook for 5 minutes, turn off the heat and let it rest for 2/4 minutes more and serve.

SUGGESTIONS: add 1/4 of glass of white wine into the boiling water. Serve with some cubes of Feta cheeseand or diced sword fish rolled in sesame seeds and fried.

WINE PAIRING: Cabernet Sauvignon or red, still, medium body wines.

INGREDIENTS: Cuscus (durum WHEAT semolina, water) 83,5%, vegetal broth (salt, SOY and corn protein extract for stock, dehydrated vegetables in varying proportions (potato, carrot, onion, garlic, parsley, CELERY, tomato), corn seed oil), tomato 2,5%, bellpepper, eggplant 1,7%, raisins, olives, potato, capers, onion, paprika, CELERY, carrot, orange, sweet pepper, parsley, garlic, oregano, black pepper, extravirgin olive oil. May contain trace of: other cereals containing GLUTEN, ALMOND, HAZELNUT, TUNA, MUSTARD, SQUID, EGG. Does not contain glutamate added, chemical additives or animal derivatives. Keep in dry, cool and dark place. Origin of cous cous: Italy. Produced with dehydrated ingredients. To be consumed after cooking.


COOKING TIME: 9 minutes


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Main ingredientsCapers, Cous cous, Eggplant, Peppers
ScopeFirst course
Cooking time9 minuti
Type of recipeClassic Italian
Wine suggestedRed Wine