First posted: Sep 3, 2013

Harissa Sardines with Herbed Cous Cous and Feta


Using the much-loved fiery North African spice paste of Harissa and cous cous dotted with feta and herbs for this dish adds huge flavour and character. Also, it can be on your table in 15 minutes, which make it a perfect weeknight supper option.



Cooks in:        Serves:2

  • 1 cup cous cous
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp harissa paste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tin Lucky Star sardines in oil, drained and roughly chopped
  • 50g feta
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • A drizzle of fresh lemon juice, to serve

What to do

1. Cover the cous cous by about 1/2 cm with boiling water, cover with a lid and leave to steam for about 7-8 minutes, or until it can be gently 'fluffed' with a fork.

2. Meanwhile, to a large frying pan on medium-high heat, add 1 Tbsp olive oil, the tomatoes and harissa paste and cook for 3 minutes. Add in salt and pepper to taste, then add in the chopped sardines, stir until combined and remove the pan from the heat.

3. Sprinkle your cooked cous cous with the crumbled feta, parsley and lemon juice and serve immediately alongside the sardines.

You could also serve this with crusty bread, or inside pita breads or over rice if you don't have cous cous, or for a more cost-effective option.
This is the first of 5 posts that I am doing in collaboration with Lucky Star, offering you exciting new budget-friendly speedy supper options.

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