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COUSCOUS STUFFING WITH GOLDEN RAISINS and PISTACHIOS

2 c finely chopped onion
1/2 c finely chopped carrot
1/2 c finely chopped celery
1 large minced garlic clove
1/4 c + 2 T olive oil
2/3 c finely chopped red bell pepper
1/3 c finely chopped pistachios
1/2 c golden raisins
3 T finely chopped parsley leaves
1/4 t cinnamon
1 t cumin
1 1/2 t ground coriander seed
1/4 t dried thyme
1/3 c thinly sliced scallion
2 1/4 c water
1 2/3c (10 oz box) couscous

If baking the stuffing separately:
1/4 c chicken broth
2 T unsalted butter

Cook onion, carrot, celery, and garlic in 1/4 of oil over moderately
low heat until veggies are soft. Add bell peper and cook 3 more
minutes. Add pistachios, raisins, parsley, cinnamon, cumin,
coriander, thyme, scallion. Salt and pepper to taste. Cook and
stir for another minute, then put in a large bowl.

Combine water and remaining olive oil, add salt to taste. Bring
to boil. Stir in couscous and let stand covered for 5 minutes or
until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with fork. Add to veggie mixture,
salt and pepper it, and combine everything GENTLY. Let cool, then
stuff 12-14 lb turkey.

If baking separately, put stuffing into buttered 3-4 qt casserole,
drizzle with broth, dot top with butter. Bakd in middle of 325
degree oven for 30 minutes covered and 30 minutes uncovered.

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