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Im 30 yrs old very happy married to a wonderful man (Nathan) i have a 7yr old son (Lochlan) and one on the way! We live in a town called Davistown. Im an aussie that use to live in the states! But have recently returned back to Australia! And im VERY passionate about cooking and my family!

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

~Lamb Chop Rub and Tasty Cous Cous~

This is an extremely tasty meal! Like usual no idea what i was cooking for most nights and this is what i came up with!
Now i dont know how many of you are lucky enough to have a Trader Joe's near you, technically we dont have one THAT close but its close enough (plus we like that its just down the road from another grocery store i LOVE Whole Foods Market) :) and it seems we try and make a trip up to Ann Arbor atleast once a month to stock up on bulk whole foods and other organic goodies! One of my fav things to buy is this;

MMM definately one of my fav things to fix lately because it can be dressed up or dressed down!

~Lamb Chop Rub~
(this rub is enough for 6 large chops!)

2 Tbsp of onion powder
2 Tbsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of sea salt
2 tsp of freshly ground pepper
1 tsp of spicey hot chilli powder
1/2 of ginger powder
1 Tbsp of brown sugar

Mix all the ingredients into a jar/bowl and mix, take your chops of choice :) drizzle one side of the chop and sprinkle the rub over top do this on both sides and place into an extremely hot pan to seal in the juices! Depending on how rare or well done you like your meat depends on cooking time!
This rub is a little sweet and some what spicey :) just the way we like it in our family!

~Tasty Cous cous~

2 cups of dryed cous cous
1 Tbsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of rosemary
1 Tbsp of dried chives
1/2 tsp of sea salt
1 c of raw peas
1 1/2 c of chicken stock
1/2 c of heavy whipping cream
fresh thin slices of parm cheese to garnish!

In a large sauce pan, combine the chicken stock peas, garlic, rosemary and salt. Bring to a boil, turn to low allow peas to cook and become tender, also add the cream at this point. once peas have become tender remove from heat pour your 2 cups of cous cous in slowly stirring threw the liquid. Once stirred throughly place a lid onto and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Remove lid after said amount of time and fluff the cous cous with a fork and serve.

Place thin slices of parm cheese on top and serve! This is super simple and oh so tasty, cous cous in general is fun to play with when it comes to trying new things!


KathyA said...

I love couscous and I love Trader Joe's!! Have one just a few miles from us and am there frequently.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

That looks fab, I've had couscous but never made it. I really need to check out Trader Joe's :)