Ivorian Couscous and Salad with Grilled Tilapia and Spicy Tomato Sauce.

Ivorian Couscous and Salad with Grilled Tilapia and Spicy Tomato Sauce.

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My Name is Katheryn Kangas (maiden name was Owusu-Ansah), a ghanaian mother of three currently living in Finland. I love cooking and eating good food is my hidden hobby. My Journey in the food world started when I migrated to Finland and was introduced to the different food cultures. Now I really enjoy experimenting with new cuisines and infusing them with my Ghanaian recipes.

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 This dish is a vivid memory of the first time I had couscous back in Ghana with some Ivorian friends. I did my best to cook this meal exactly the way my Ivorian friends did and I am very happy it worked and tasted almost the same. Hope everyone who tries this enjoys it as much as I did.

Here's the Recipe 😃 : 
 
Ingredients: 

Couscous

1 cup Couscous
2 cups hot water
1/2 lemon slice
Salt
1 tblspn olive oil

Ivorian Salad: 
1-2 Tomatoes
1 small size Red onion
1/2 size of Cucumber
Lemon juice
Orange juice

Grilled Tilapia
1 Fresh Tilapia
1-2 inch size fresh ginger  
1 small size onion
2-3 garlics
1 shrimp stock cube
3-5 green chili

Spicy Tomato sauce
3-5 Fresh tomatoes
2 small size onions
1-2 Garlic gloves
1-2 tspn chili powder
1 shrimp stock cube
Oil

Preparations: 
Tilapia: Clean and score(make cut lines on fish both sides) fish. Blend or grind all ingredients together and marinate rub into fish making sure to fill the scores also. Leave in fridge for 1-2 hours till ready to grill. 

To make the Tomato sauce:

Blend tomatoes, 1 onion and garlic together. Heat oil, add in 1 sliced onion and chili powder.  Allow to simmer for a minute or two, then add blended mixture. Boil for 30-40 minutes stirring occasionally. Lastly add in shrimp stock cube, check for extra salt and leave to simmer 10 minutes. 

Salad: Remove seeds from tomatoes and slice into small half moon sizes. Slice onion, cucumber and add with tomatoes in a small bowl. Squeeze lemon and orange over them, tossed together and put in fridge to serve later. 

Couscous: Put 1 cup of couscous in a bowl add two cups of hot water, salt, olive oil and lemons slices. Stir together and cover tight for 15-20 minutes. 

Last step is to enjoy this meal and savour all the freshness and infusion of flavours from each meal. 😍