tyler’s couscous salad

Last week I was ellipticaling away (is that a word?) to Tyler Florence making whole fish stuffed with this amazing couscous mixture. Which for the record makes any ellipticaling easier if you know what I mean ;)

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But while dreaming of Tyler in his kitchen may seem like the perfect way to spend an afternoon to some, I couldn’t stop thinking about the couscous salad. Since I’m not about to go get some whole fish to stuff – believe it or not, but I do try to shop on a budget sometimes – I thought it would be a perfect with some shrimp or scallops. The flavors and textures of this salad were great: the crunchy beans and fennel, sweet and tart grapefruit. It was perfectly light and refreshing along side the scallops.

Couscous Salad adapted from Tyler Florence

  • Whole-Wheat Couscous – 3/4 cup dry
  • 1 grapefruit, segmented
  • 1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lb green beans, blanched
  • 2 green olives, sliced (taster doesn’t like olives so it was just for me)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt & pepper
  • seared scallops

Prepare couscous as directed. Set aside. Blanch green beans in boiling water for 2 minute and remove and place in ice bath.  Toss all ingredients and season with salt and pepper. Serve under scallops or alone.


Comments

  1. says

    Man, that looks delicious. The meal does too, of course. Haha.

    I bet the citrus flavor of the grapefruit and the seafood blend really nicely for that dish! Yum.

  2. says

    Man, that looks delicious. The meal does too, of course. Haha.

    I bet the citrus flavor of the grapefruit and the seafood blend really nicely for that dish! Yum.

  3. says

    I LOVE TYLER FLORENCE. that man is a babe.

    i just heard about the earthquake in haiti – i am so sorry to hear that. i hope all the villagers, people and places you went/met are okay. lots of love to you :)

  4. says

    I LOVE TYLER FLORENCE. that man is a babe.

    i just heard about the earthquake in haiti – i am so sorry to hear that. i hope all the villagers, people and places you went/met are okay. lots of love to you :)

  5. says

    On a bright note, I made this dish tonight and it was fabulous. I followed the recipe almost exactly, except to sub shallot for the garlic, as that’s what I had on hand. Thanks for you wonderful posts!

    Thinking of you and all the beautiful people you met in Haiti at this time.

  6. says

    On a bright note, I made this dish tonight and it was fabulous. I followed the recipe almost exactly, except to sub shallot for the garlic, as that’s what I had on hand. Thanks for you wonderful posts!

    Thinking of you and all the beautiful people you met in Haiti at this time.

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