Couscous is semolina wheat or barley. There is fine, medium and large pearl pasta.  Couscous is called "smida" in Morocco. 


Couscous Canned tomatoes Onions (optional) Tomato puree Seasoning Water Butter Parsley


1. Heat a splash of sunflower or vegetable oil in a medium-sized pot.

2. Once the oil is hot pour one can of tomatoes into the pot.

3. Add in salt, pepper, maroccan spice mix, oregano, marjoram and tomato puree. 

4. Add 2-3 cups of water or chicken/vegetable stock to the pot and bring to a boil.  

5. Add the couscous and leave to cook for 7 minutes. Some chopped onions can also be added.  

6. Once the couscous has softened add some butter and use a fork to stir lightly.

7. Garnish with some parsley. 


Serve as a main, with chicken or with fish.