Harrisa Pork with Glazed Carrots and  Couscous
Recipe courtesy of Maya Ferrante for Food Network Kitchen

Harissa Pork with Glazed Carrots and Couscous

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Simply cooked pork shoulder is spiced up with a vibrant harissa sauce and served alongside citrusy glazed carrots and raisin-flecked couscous. By starting with our Meal Prep Slow-Roasted Pork recipe and Meal Prep Steamed Vegetables, this is a quick and complete meal that looks and tastes like it took twice the effort.



  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the couscous, and lightly toast, stirring until the butter is evenly distributed, about 1 minute. Stir in the raisins and 1 1/2 cups chicken broth. Bring the chicken broth to a simmer, then cover and remove from the heat. Let rest until the broth is completely absorbed, about 10 minutes. Gently fluff the couscous with a fork. Season with 2 teaspoons salt and fold in the parsley and almonds.
  2. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the carrots, lemon zest and juice, 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons water and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring constantly, until a glaze has formed and coats the carrots, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish and rinse the skillet.
  3. Return the skillet to medium heat and heat the olive oil. Add the shallots and a pinch of salt and cook the shallots until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Add the rice vinegar, harissa, pork jus (if using), remaining 1/3 cup chicken broth, remaining 2 tablespoons honey and 1 teaspoon salt. Simmer and reduce until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Nestle the pork slices in the sauce, flipping to coat both sides. Let the pork warm through, about 5 minutes. Serve with the couscous and glazed carrots.