Thursday, June 11, 2009

Barefoot Bloggers: Curried Couscous

It's impressive how badly I can screw up a recipe and yet still eat it.

The first thing I screwed up was to use Pine Nut flavored couscous rather than plain. The second thing I screwed up was adding the flavor packet in addition to everything in this recipe.

I cut back the salt thinking I was being smart. Turns out I didn't cut it back enough. Between the salt and the flavor packet it was ridiculous.

My curry powder is pretty old so I figured a little extra would help keep the flavor going. Turns out I was wrong. It was plenty potent. I only put maybe 1-1/4 tsp and man was it hot.

I ended up adding probably close to a half a cup of yogurt and a ton of raisins just to tone it down enough to eat. Then I had it over a bed of spinach. A large bed of spinach. So that I could choke it down and not call it a complete failure and have to find something else for dinner.

My card reader is not working and this recipe came out horribly so there are no pics.

Here is the original recipe. It was chosen by Ellyn of Recipe Collector and Taster. Sorry I bombed your recipe choice! I'm sure some of the other Barefoot Bloggers did better than I did.


spike. said...

oh no! ah well, better luck with the next recipe.

Kate said...

I confess...your post has me laughing. Oh how many times I've "overthought" and done the same thing. Mine was absolutely delicious, but I can fully relate to your post. Try it again sometime when you've got a plain box -- I ate this for lunch and dinner every evening until it was gone and I'm ready to make it again. Totally surprised me! I think I'll make a texmex version next, though.

Tonya @ What's On My Plate said...

awwwww you win some you lose some. i guess it wasn't meant to be.

Diana said...

I feel your pain. I have made other couscous in the past and the guys didn't care for it, but this recipe they liked. I hope the next recipe works out for you.

Lisa said...

This is too funny! I think your experience is more interesting to read than the ones who did it perfectly so don't worry about it. We all have our moments!! The important part is to just get back in the kitchen and try try again.