this dish is versatile. Mix up your fish selection by using halibut, black cod or salmon, add shrimps or take out the squid..
3 tbsp olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped carrot
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 cup diced fennel
1/2 red pepper, diced
1 cup diced zucchini
1 cup pearl (Israeli) couscous
1/2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 cup canned tomatoes, chopped in juice
1/2 tsp chili flakes
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 cup fresh peas
500 g mussels, cleaned (about 12)
250 g clams (about 16)
175 g squid, cut into 1/2-inch rings
2 tbsp chopped parsley
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and garlic. Sauté until beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Add fennel and pepper and sauté for another 2 minutes, or until just tender.
Add zucchini and pearl couscous. Cook until zucchini is slightly softened and couscous is toasted, about 2 minutes. Pour in stock and tomatoes. Season with chili flakes, salt and pepper.
Simmer for 3 minutes, or until the couscous begins to absorb the liquid. Stir in peas. Add all of the seafood and cover skillet. Cook for 5 minutes, or until seafood is just cooked, mussels and clams are open and couscous is tender. Add additional stock if needed. Garnish with parsley and serve at once.