• Ingredients: 37
  • Serves: 6

Couscous with fennel and pinenuts with butter, large fresh fennel bulb, cut into 1/4-inch cubes, fennel seeds, coarsely ground in mortar with pestle or in spice mill, low-salt chicken broth, water, couscous, pine nuts, toasted, chopped fresh chives.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tbsps. butter
  • 1 large fresh fennel bulb, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/2 tsp. fennel seeds, coarsely ground in mortar with pestle or in spice mill
  • 2 cups low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups couscous
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 tbsps. chopped fresh chives

Carrots:

  • 2 pounds baby carrots, peeled, trimmed, leaving 1/2 inch of green tops attached
  • 2 tbsps. water
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. butter, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 small jalapeño , seeded, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. ancho chile powder*
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. coarse kosher salt

Pork:

For chickpea salad:

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp. chopped mint

For green bean salad

  • 1 lb. haricorts verts or other green beans
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds with skin, toasted and coarsely chopped

For grilled mushrooms and chicken:

  • 3/4 lb. fresh cremini mushrooms, halved
  • 3/4 lb. fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems reserved for another use and caps halved
  • 2 lb. skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto

Fresh tomato salad:

  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced basil

For lettuce:

  • Equipment: a perforated grill sheet

Directions

  1. Step 1 Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add fennel cubes and fennel seeds; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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  2. Step 2 Sauté until fennel cubes are almost tender, about 5 minutes. Add broth and 1 cup water; bring to boil.

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  3. Step 3 Stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand until liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.

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Nutrition information

Calories 299 Carbohydrates 48 g (16%)
Fat 8 g (12%) Protein 10 g (20%)
Saturated Fat 2 g (11%) Sodium 47 mg (2%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g Fiber 4 g (16%)
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g Cholesterol 8 mg (3%)