Brabisco is indigenous to the Northern part of Nigeria particularly the people of Borno state as I gathered but the main ingredient as I would call it which is the couscous is enjoyed all around the world and is said to be the national dish of Morocco. People have different recipes for this wholesome pasta, yes, pasta. Couscous is originally pasta made of wheat but I have noticed that our creative Nigerians have devised other forms of couscous like roughly ground rice, acha, corn, and for some garri. But for us here at greetings Food we will stick to couscous the original pasta for our Brabisco.
- 1 cup of couscous
- One cup of sliced green/red/yellow bell peppers
- Half cup of carrots/ green peas/ spring onions and other vegetable of choice
- A handful of Chopped Onions
- Couscous goes with just about any protein, especially chicken so I have 1 cup of shredded chicken, you can use tuna, sardine, beef or ram meat and one you prefer.
- 1 tablespoon of cooking butter
- 2 cooking spoons of vegetable oil
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon of chilli powder or fresh peppers
- Salt to taste
- Seasoning cubes
- Season and cook the shredded chicken with fresh peppers, ginger, garlic, onions and seasoning cubes for just a few minutes.
- In a pan, heat up the butter and vegetable oil when hot sauté some garlic and ginger with diced onions and stir in the cooked shredded chicken.
- Once the chicken has browned and is cooked, add the vegetables the chopped and sliced carrots, green, yellow, red bell pepper, the green peas, the spring onions other vegetables of your choice like broccoli and stir in. Add more seasoning and more grated fresh pepper add as much as your taste buds can bear. I love mine extra spicy.
- In a separate bowl, add some warm water to the couscous or garri or acha whichever you are using with little quantity of cooking butter and stir well with a fork so it doesn’t form chunks or molds. Let that sit covered for about three minutes.
- After that pour in the couscous into the pan containing your chicken and vegetables. Stir properly to mix all and our delicious Brabisco is ready!!!!!!!! Best served and enjoyed warm.
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