Grilled Bok Choy with Cous Cous and Timbales with Tomato Coulis

Total Time:
2 hr 20 min
Prep:
2 hr
Cook:
20 min

Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 box cous cous (approximately 16 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 red pepper, brunoise or small dice
  • Dust spice mix for seasoning (combine 1 teaspoon curry powder and 1 teaspoon cajun spice)
  • Chili oil, recipe follows
  • Salt and pepper
  • Ramekin for molding
  • 4 to 6 heads of bok choy
  • Peanut oil for grilling
  • CHILI OIL
  • 1 pint or 16 ounces peanut oil
  • 2 1/2 to 3 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • TOMATO COULIS
  • 1 pint of pear tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
Directions

Cook cous cous according to directions, usually 1 to 1 ratio water to cous cous. Bring water to boil with butter and salt stir in cous cous. Remove from heat, cover and allow to sit for 5 minutes then fluff with fork.

In a bowl combine finished cous cous with red pepper dice, dust spice mix, 2 teaspoons Chili Oil and salt and pepper to taste.

Press cous cous into ramekins with spoon in order to create a timbale.

Slice bok choy in half and rinse if necessary. Brush with oil and add salt and pepper.

In a hot grill pan or on a grill cook until slightly wilted. Place on plate with leaves fanned slightly and unmold timbales of cous cous onto center of bok choy.

CHILI OIL

Bring oil to 140 degrees F, add red pepper flakes, stir and allow to steep for 2 hours

TOMATO COULIS

In a blender combine tomatoes, garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper. Blend on high and begin to add olive oil slowly. Mixture will emulsify as oil is added. Taste seasonings

and adjust with salt and pepper if needed. Place into a squeeze bottle and paint over cous cous and bok choy. Can garnish with spicy onion sprouts.


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