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    Recipe for couscous with pine nuts, lemon, and parsley

    Serves 4

    ¼cup pine nuts
    2cups water
    1tablespoon butter
    Salt and pepper, to taste
    1cup couscous
    3scallions, thinly sliced
    ¼cup chopped fresh parsley
    1cup frozen peas (rinsed under cold water)
    Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
    1tablespoon olive oil

    1. In a dry skillet over medium-high heat, toast the pine nuts, shaking the pan constantly, for 5 minutes or until they are golden; remove from the pan and set aside.

    2. In a saucepan, bring the water, butter, and a pinch of salt to a boil. Add the couscous and return to a simmer. Remove from the heat, cover the pan, and set aside for 5 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.

    3. Transfer couscous to a bowl. Add the pine nuts, scallions, parsley, peas, lemon rind and juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper, if you like. Sydney Oland