The discovery of wheat free couscous and Asian-inspired kebabs recipe

I’m currently in Malta on holiday and the variety of wheat free products is surprisingly greater than what I find in London. On one of my shopping trips to the local supermarket I came across a wheat free couscous made out of one ingredient; corn flour! This is what the product looks like…

wheat free couscous

 

So of course I had to buy it and decided to try it last night. I cooked it as instructed on the box. Just need to add boiling water, some olive oil, butter and 5 minutes later its done! I found it was drier than couscous but I don’t know if it’s the products fault or perhaps my cooking skills. Overall it’s quite a good substitute though. I will be giving it another go and perhaps add more water to it next time and also add spices! I had my wheat free couscous with some asian-inspired kebabs which I grilled on the BBQ. The recipe uses soy sauce which even though contains soy beans these are found in a small amount therefore making it low FODMAP.

wheatfreeccand kebabsAsian-inspired kebabs

Ingredients:

  • 50g beef steak in cubes
  • 50g pork fillet in cubes
  • 1/4 bell pepper
  • 1-2 pineapple rings

Marinade:

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (I used a wheat free one. Always read the ingredients list for high FODMAP products like onion and garlic which seem to always be lurking about!)
  • 3/4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • pinch of chinese five spice
  • pinch dried chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger

 

Method:

  1. First prepare the marinade by mixing all the ingredients together.
  2. Add meat cubes to the marinade and mix to ensure all meat is covered. Let it sit in the marinade for a couple of hours.
  3. Chop the bell pepper and pineapple into big chunks.
  4. Prepare your kebabs by inserting a meat, peppers and pineapple.
  5. If marinadeis left use it to lightly coat the vegetables.
  6. Grill the kebabs. I grilled mine on the BBQ but they can be grilled in the oven. These should be done in 10-15 minutes or until the meat is cooked. Turn half way through to cook evenly.
  7. Remove from the skewer and serve with wheat free couscous, rice or quinoa.

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