Take a Walk with Pearl Couscous

When on longer bushwalks, one is always looking for some tasty morsel to finish the day with.  The contents have to be light so as not to weigh down your pack and not too bulky, that is where the idea of using Pearl Couscous came about.

Dinner mix

Zip locked dry Couscous mix with vegetables

We received a sample pack of Pearl CousCous in the mail, this is what Alloronan used to make her Pinenut and Cumin Beef on Blu Gourmet Pearl Couscous.

In my recipe the couscous formed the foundation with a mixture of additional items added. I threw in some dried vegetables from Tinderry Tucker, chinese mushrooms, vegetable stock powder, and some sultanas, the ingredients are flexible, it depends a bit on what’s in the cupboard and what you have left over from the last walk.

Dinner simmering on the camp fire

To cook you can wait until the flames die down and the fire is reduced to coals, then place your billy straight on the coals, making sure to stir regularly to keep it from sticking.  The hardest part is waiting for it to cook, as after a strenuous days walk you’re always famished. Tasting every now and again to see how it is going only makes it worse as you get a tantalising preview of the wonderful flavour being produced.

Dinners ready to eat

Yum, now to the eating, sit back against a tree and listen to the river run, whilst the setting sun paints a moving pallet of golden colours on the western horizon.

Jim Jim Creek, Kakadu National Park, NT, Australia

Jim Jim Creek, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

My wife and I used some of these meals whilst on our sixteen day walk in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia. It’s a tropical area with some stunning scenery with lots of aboriginal art works hidden under rock overhangs, quite an adventure.

20 thoughts on “Take a Walk with Pearl Couscous

  1. couscous is not really part of the greek culinary range, but it is more and more available these days, with the greater numbers of economic immigrants who use couscous on a regular basis in their diet – that couscous in your photo really does look like little pearls…

  2. I love this idea – especially that you’ve put the vegetables and stock in there as well. Neat and flexible way of ensuring a healthy, tasty meal at the end of the day.

  3. Pingback: Pinenut and Cumin Beef on Blu Gourmet Pearl Couscous « Hoglet K

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