Friday, 20 August 2010

Gill's Packed Lunch Of The Week

So, I've discovered cous cous. This is my current obsession.

Serves 1 hungry person at 4 Points (ham or chicken) or 5 Points (tuna)

60g (dried weight) cous cous
Large chunk of cucumber, as much as you like, my chunk tends to be about 7 or 8 inches (ahem)
cherry tomatoes, about 10
half a small sweet onion, or red onion, or spring onions
Sliced pepper (if liked)
Celery (if liked)

And then, some meat or fish, so either a small pack of wafer thin ham or chicken, shredded, 70g, or a drained can of tuna in brine or springwater

All you do is chop up your vegetables as you like them and put them in a bowl with a good sprinkle of salt. Turn them all around in it and leave them to sit while you make the cous cous - which involves pouring about 80ml of boiling water on it, covering it with a tea towel and setting a timer for 5 minutes.

When the cous cous is done and fluffed up with a fork, add it and your meat or fish to the vegetables and either consume or pack into a lunchbox. I've done this as far ahead as the night before and it's remarkably forgiving as the cous cous absorbs all the juices from the vegetables and tastes ace.

If cucumber gives you the burps, peel it :)

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