In a hot skillet, brown the shallots and garlic. Add harissa, honey, cumin and eggplant pulp. With hand blender, puree, season and add butter. Check for seasoning. Transfer to bowl and add scallions and cilantro. Keep;
Mix couscous, olive oil, scallions, currants, salt and pepper. Boil water and add to bowl and quickly stir together. Immediately cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let stand 30 minutes. With the back of a fork, fluff couscous. Check for seasoning.
PLATING In a large pasta bowl, using an o-ring, mold some couscous topped with eggplant. Surround with vegetables.
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