Phew! With seven days to go before I fly off, it's been an exhausting whirlwind trying to squeeze running numerous errands to sort out everything (banks, shopping etc etc), attend farewell get-togethers with friends & family, pack (i still haven't figured out the logistics of how i will fitting everything in) and still go to work (i'm literally working till my last day in KL! it's a long story)...
So wasn't too much of a surprise that I was craving a breather one day after work - to just sit home, slide in a DVD movie (Japanese flick Departures which I highly recommend, sensitive yet touching story of a cello player turned undertaker) and snuggle up with this easy cous-cous rustled from whatever was in the fridge.
Carrot cous-cous with batter fried fish
1/4 cup cous-cous
1/4 cup water
1 onion - sliced finely
1 green chilli - chopped finely
1/2 a carrot - grated
1 piece battered haddock fillet (i used a pre-prepared one, but you can get recipes here)
1. In a pan, bring to a boil water, salt and olive oil. Once boiling, take off heat and stir in couscous. Leave covered for 10 minutes and then give it a run through with fork.
2. Saute onions and green chilli in butter. Add in carrots and when they're slightly soft, cous-cous. Mix well. Taste and season if necessary.
3. Fry battered haddock fillet in a skillet. Place on paper towel to drain oil and grind black pepper on top while still hot.
4. Plate cous-cous with fillet and serve!