Frikkadels in spicy turmeric sauce with couscous and fresh leaves


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Turmeric sauce

In grams? spring onion

2 garlic cloves

1 red chilli, deseeded

15ml (1T) turmeric

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

60ml (¼c) olive oil

Salt and pepper, to taste


Olive oil, for frying

Eskort Mini Frikkadels

250ml (1c) cream


750ml (3c) uncooked couscous

5ml (1t) salt

5ml (1t) vegetable stock powder

30ml (2T) olive oil

1,5l (6c) boiling water

To serve

1 handful baby spinach

In grams? fresh basil 


Turmeric Sauce

  • Blend all the ingredients together in a food processor or blender until a paste forms.


  • Heat olive oil in a frying pan over moderate heat and fry the frikkadels for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the turmeric paste and swirl the pan to coat the frikkadels.
  • Pour in the cream and allow to simmer for 5 more minutes.


  • Put the couscous, salt, stock powder and olive oil in a large mixing bowl and mix well until the couscous is completely coated.
  • Pour in the boiling water and cover the bowl with a plate or cling wrap.
  • Once the couscous absorbs all the water, use a fork to fluff the grains before serving.

To serve:

  • Serve the saucy frikkadels alongside the couscous with a handful of baby spinach and fresh basil.

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