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TV Dinners: Babel - Couscous

If you've seen Oscar Nominated Babel then you know that traveling in a foreign country isn't always fun and games. However, if you can put all of your fears aside, you'll realize that there are some mighty good eats to be had.

However, if after seeing Babel, you've decided to cross Morocco off of your list of places to visit, then you'll just have to learn to cook the food at home. Because from what I've experienced, authentic Moroccan food is absolutely amazing.

To check out a fantastic recipe for Sweet and Nutty Moroccan Couscous and see a clip where Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt argue over dinner (as in argue over it, not argue about it),

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Sweet and Nutty Moroccan Couscous
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2 cups vegetable broth
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup chopped dates
1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
1/3 cup golden raisins
2 cups dry couscous
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

To toast almonds, spread them out on a baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven, or until they are fragrant.

Pour the vegetable broth into a large saucepan, and bring to a boil. Add the butter, apricots, dates and raisins. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, and stir in the couscous. Cover, and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the cinnamon and toasted almonds, and serve.

To see the scene where they should have been enjoying a dish similar to the one above, play the clip below.

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celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
love couscous! i stir fry it with vegies
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
:drool: i havent had couscous in aaages.
carito8 carito8 10 years
I love couscous!!!!
chancleta chancleta 10 years
This looks awesome and I've been dying to see the movie! Thank you so much!
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