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Ham hock & pea ‘cousotto’

  • 15 min
  • 4
  • Easy
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Ham hock & pea ‘cousotto’

Recipe Ingredients

  • 250g couscous
  • 150g frozen peas
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 170g low-fat cream cheese with herbs
  • 25g Parmesan, finely grated, plus extra to serve
  • 125g cooked ham hock, shredded, or chopped ham handful of pea shoots or rocket
  • extra-virgin olive oil, to drizzle

Recipe Directions

  1. Boil the kettle. Empty couscous into a medium heatproof bowl with the frozen peas and stock cube. Pour in 400ml just-boiled water, stir briefly and then cover for 1 minute. Reboil the kettle.
  2. Stir cream cheese and Parmesan into couscous and continue to let the couscous absorb the liquid for a few minutes and become creamy. Stir through ham hock and 50 to 100ml just-boiled water to make a creamy consistency. Check seasoning.
  3. Divide among 4 shallow bowls. Top each with pea shoots or rocket, grated Parmesan and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve immediately.
  4. EACH SERVING: About 1 370kJ, 22g protein, 10g fat (5g saturated), 36g carbohydrate (2g total sugars), 3g fibre.

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