Wine Food Pairing - What the Heck is Couscous?

Wine food pairing asks are you looking for something light and easy to cook? Maybe you want a meatless meal, but something a little different. How about Couscous? What the heck is it, anyway? Couscous is a coarsely ground semolina pasta. The grain is a staple in many North African countries like Tunisia.

The other day couscous was on the menu and I used chicken broth as the liquid to give it a nice rich flavor. After the couscous was rehydrated I popped in some frozen peas ... the heat from the pasta warms them up, but they keep that nice crunch and I garnished with toasted slivered almonds. Now I could have stopped there, but I really wanted to make this a complete meal so I steamed up fresh asparagus, laid the spears on top and drizzled with some pumpkin seed oil ..... OH MY ... this was great!

Pumpkin seed oil made right in the Stryrian region of Austria ... it doesn't get much better with its rich nutty flavor!

I paired this combo with a refreshing Spritzer made from a Chablis Blanc from California and soda water from my very own soda machine ... YUMMO! When you are looking for something to do with a wine that is a bit to sweet for your tastes, sometimes a spritzer is the perfect solution. The soda machine is my way of going "green" in small way to avoid all the plastic bottles in our landfills.

All in all, a very satisfying summertime meal with wine food pairing always in mind. CHEERS!

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