Not just a pretty grain, pearl couscous adds a chewy al dente texture, and slightly nutty flavour to this paella-inspired dish. It's perfect for soaking up the rich red chorizo-adorned sauce. A good squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of parsley add freshness and zing, really making the dish sing.
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mild chorizo(May be present Milk, Soy, Sulphites)
chicken-style stock powder
• Finely chop mild chorizo. • Cut tomato into bite-sized chunks. • Slice lemon into wedges.
• In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a high heat. • Cook chorizo, in batches, until golden, 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, • Cook capsicum until tender, 4-5 minutes. • Add soffritto mix and tomato and cook until tender, 2-3 minutes. • Return chorizo to the pan, stirring to combine.
• Add garlic paste and tomato paste and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. • Add pearl couscous, chicken-style stock powder and the water. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a medium-low heat. • Cover with a lid or foil, then simmer, stirring occasionally, until couscous is tender and water has absorbed, 10-12 minutes. • Stir in the butter and a good squeeze of lemon juice. Season to taste. Remove from heat.
• Roughly chop chargrilled capsicum strips. • Divide chorizo and pearl couscous paella between bowls. Top with capsicum and torn parsley. • Serve with garlic aioli and any remaining lemon wedges.