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    6.30.21

    We’ve professed our love for Helene Henderson of Malibu Farm countless times on The Chalkboard. Her vibrant personality and OMG-inducing recipes make her restaurant on the edge of the Malibu Pier one of our very favorite midday getaways (that view though!).

    Grab this summery recipe for saffron couscous just in time for the weekend — a perfect excuse to peruse the farmer’s market for snap peas, corn and giant heads of garlic…

     

    Saffron Couscous With Fresh Corn + Sugar Snap Peas

    Serves 6

    INGREDIENTS:

    1 box couscous
    6 cups stock (or water)
    a pinch of saffron
    sweet corn kernels
    2 Tbsp butter
    4 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
    1 clove garlic
    1 lemon, juice and zest
    2 cups sugar snap peas, flash blanched and sliced thin
    1 bunch parsley, chopped

    DIRECTIONS:

    Cook the large-grain couscous in stock or water with a pinch of saffron, per the package instructions. Cook the corn in butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil for a few minutes, until it is just beginning to brown. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

    Transfer the couscous to a bowl, season with the 3 tablespoons of olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and zest, and additional salt and pepper. Stir in the cooked corn, blanched sugar snap peas and parsley. Taste for seasoning and add more lemon juice if needed, because there is no such thing as too much lemon. Serve hot or at room temperature.

    Adapted from Malibu Farm Cookbook by Helene Henderson. 

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