Cous Cous with Clams, Olives, Pistachio and Balsamic Vinegar “Malpighi”

Many will say that clams are a typical Summer ingredient… but actually, they are delicious any time of the year! Their sandy taste matches perfectly with grains such as couscous and nuts like pistachio.

Today, I’m going to mix these ingredients to create a wonderful autumnal recipe with a summer aftertaste.  A perfect way to say goodbye to the previous seasons and welcome the winter! Moreover, since many traditions avoid eating meat on Christmas Eve, this could be a great idea to give an original touch to your table and impress your guests!

For my recipe, I will also use Oven-Dried Black Olives, one of my favourite ingredients with couscous and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP “Malpighi” a condiment that It has a limpid, and bright colour with an intense but balanced perfume as well as a fruity flavour with wooden shades. A versatile product to use in the kitchen according to its own creativity!

 

So, fasten your apron and let’s try my:

Cous Cous with Clams, Olives, Pistachio and Balsamic Vinegar “Malpighi”

Ingredients

Soak the capers to remove the salt, changing the water several times. Meanwhile, finely slice the onion and the green chilli pepper.

Slice the onion and green chilli pepper

Lay the slices on the bottom of a baking tray, add the drained capers, whole olives, the anchovy fillets chopped into pieces, the sliced chilli peppers and sprinkle with oregano.

Put the sliced onion on a baking tray, olives, capers, anchovies, green chilli pepper and oregano.

Drizzle the honey over the surface, sprinkle abundant Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI “Malpighi” and Extra Virgin Olive Oil “Il Vero”

Bake at 180° for 20-25 minutes.

In the meanwhile rinse the clams to remove the sand.

Prepare the couscous according to the instructions on the package, but replacing one third of the water with lemon juice.

Prepare the cous cous

Roast the pistachios and coarsely crush them in a mortar.

Take the baking tray out of the oven when the capers and olives are crispy and covered with a caramelized layer.

Make the onion and olives crispy and caramelized

Quickly add the clams and mix well so as to blanch them with the residual heat of the other ingredients.

Blench the clams

Add the sauce to the couscous and sprinkle with the pistachios.

Mix all the ingredients

Your delicious couscous is ready!

Enjoy!

Enjoy and… Buon Appetito!

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