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Couscous Pots

The couscoussier, or couscous pot, is a traditional steaming and cooking utensil, used in the preparation of a Moroccan dish called Couscous. Couscous generally refers to semolina or ground wheat that is steamed in the top part, which obviously has holes in its base, and to lamb, beef or other foods cooked in a type of stew in the bottom container.

There are many couscous recipes on the web. Explore the works of the acclaimed author Paula Wolfert, which include the classic Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco, published over 30 years ago and still in print. Watch this video of our frequent customer, and amazing chef of Le Virtu, Joe Cicala, make Abruzzese Couscous from scratch... really cool!!

It is generally recommended to use a maximum of one pound (about 2-1/2 cups) of couscous for each quart of water, keeping in mind that the couscous will double in volume when it steams the second time. We find that most people use a lot less than 1 lb per quart, that a pound will serve 6 people, and that a 6-qt pot is more than adequate for this number of servings.

It is not usually necessary to use cheese cloth to keep the couscous from falling into the stew. Begin cooking the stew in the bottom pot, then place the steamer top on (with the couscous already in it), and you'll probably only get about a teaspoon of grain in the stew.

You can also use this beautiful utensil simply for steaming and cooking your favorite foods.

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Heavy Gauge Stainless Steel Couscous Pots

Stainless Steel Couscous Pots 15 Liter Stainless Couscoussier

$159.99
#6047
16-1/2" high overall,
9-1/4" high bottom pot,
5-1/2" high steamer,
11" diameter,
8-1/2" round clad diffuser base,
15.85 qt capacity in bottom pot,
Steamer is footed and can also be used as a colander,
3/32" diameter holes in base of top steamer unit,
18/10 heavy gauge stainless steel,
Stainless clad tri-ply diffuser base,
Made in Italy
6.5L Euromade Stainless Steel Couscous Pot

6.5L Euromade Stainless Steel Couscous Pot
6.5L Euromade Stainless Steel Couscous Pot

$99.99
#7673
6.5 liter (6.8 qt) capacity.
13.5" high to top of lid handle.
9.25" round, 12.5" handle to handle.
7" deep stock pot.
4.25" deep steaming compartment.
1/8" holes.
Encapsulated base diffuser.
Heavy gauge 18/10 stainless steel.
Can be used on induction cooktops.
Made in Italy.

 

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