I've been meaning to take a stab at Houston's couscous ever since I tried it as a side dish there about 2 years ago. Since then I order it almost every time we go and it's always delicious! John and I went to Houston's last weekend and I had the grilled salmon, steamed spinach and garlic, and the couscous and I remembered how much I loved it! Filled with sweet ingredients like honey, mint, and golden raisins, it has a different, more cleansing and refreshing flavor than a lot of the more savory couscous concoctions that I typically whip up.
I bought the ingredients for this based on my memory alone, so I am sure there are components to the recipe that Houston's holds the secret to. But this turned out pretty close! It's a great accompaniment to any grilled fish or chicken, or could even be beefed up to make a vegetarian main course with a simple side salad.
1 1/2 cup dried couscous
2 1/2 cup water
6 - 8 radishes, sliced
4 - 6 small roma tomatoes, sliced into pieces to match the size of the radishes
1 bunch fresh mint, chopped
1/3 cup golden raisins
1/8 cup honey
1/8 cup olive oil
Bring water to a boil and stir in the couscous. Cover and remove from heat for 5 minutes; fluff with a fork.
Meanwhile, wash and chop all veggies. Mix in large bowl with couscous. Add the olive oil, honey, raisins, and salt and pepper to taste.
Serve warm or at room temperature.