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Couscous with candied lemon

Marcus Wareing


For the candied lemon


Candy the lemon: mix sugar with 150 mL cold water in a heavy saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat.

Add lemon slices. Reduce heat to barest simmer and cook for 40-60 mins until the slices are soft and syrupy.

Put couscous in large bowl and whisk with the hot stock. Cover tightly and leave for at least 30 minutes,

whisking several times. Put raisins in small bowl, cover with warm water and leave to soak.

Remove lemon slices, when cool enough to handle chop into small pieces. Drain the raisins and chop roughly.

Fluff up the couscous, add about 1/3 of the chopped lemon with the raisins and pistachios, mix well.

Can warm at this stage in a bowl over simmering water. Stir through coriander and add more lemon + seasoning if desired.

Chilli beans

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Blanch (bring to boil over high heat from cold, then drain under cold water immediately) the kidney beans,

then return to pain with cold water and bring to a 10 minute rapid boil to make them easier to digest.

Half cover the pan, turn down heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes.

Blanc adzuki beans and lentils separately, then bring both to the boil separately.

Half cover and simmer until tender: 12-15 mins for the beans and 20-25 mins for the lentils. Drain and set aside.

Heat olive oil over medium heat and add onion, capsicum, chillies and garlic. Sprinkle in chilli powder and salt,

cook for 5 mins to soften vegetables. Add tomatoes, beans, lentils and juice and stir to mix.

Cover and simmer for 45-60 mins stirring occasionally.

Stir coriander into beans and season.