• Ingredients: 39
  • Serves: 10

Couscous with dried apricots and pistachios with unsalted pistachios, toasted, chopped, chopped green onions, thinly sliced fresh basil.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted pistachios, toasted, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 6 tbsps. thinly sliced fresh basil

For praline

For slaw:

  • 3 tbsps. cider vinegar
  • 2 tsps. honey
  • 4 bacon slices, chopped coarse
  • 1 tsp. caraway seeds, crushed lightly
  • 3 cups very thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded fine
  • 3 cups very thinly sliced Napa cabbage
  • 4 scallions, sliced thin
  • *available at some butcher shops

For crispy corn biscuits:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 tbsps. vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup cooked corn, well drained
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk

For salad greens:

To assembl

  • Special equipment: two 12-inch squares cheesecloth

To smoke duck

  • 1 tsp. Darjeeling tea leaves
  • 1 tbsp. fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped

To glaze pears

To finish sauce and duck

  • Special equipment: wok with lid, heavy-duty foil, 12-inch round wire rack, 3-quart baking dish; instant-read thermometer

Directions

  1. Step 1 Combine water, oil and salt in medium saucepan; bring to boil. Combine couscous, apricots and spices in large bowl.

    For this step you will need

  2. Step 2 Add boiling liquid. Cover immediately; let stand until water is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Uncover; fluff with fork.

Nutrition information

Calories 330 Carbohydrates 50 g (17%)
Fat 12 g (18%) Protein 9 g (17%)
Saturated Fat 2 g (8%) Sodium 476 mg (20%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g Fiber 5 g (21%)
Monounsaturated Fat 7 g Cholesterol 0