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Couscous, a semolina-based pasta, comes in various sizes. If the pearl couscous is unavailable, use the smaller, quick-cooking variety instead.
Put the sherry vinegar and brown sugar into a saucepan, and bring to a boil over high heat. Add figs, reduce heat to low and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat.
Warm butter in saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onion and lavender, and cook until the onion is tender, for about 8 minutes, stirring often.
Stir in the couscous until it is well coated with butter.
Add the water and salt, and increase the heat to high. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to very low and cover. Cook for 12 minutes. Stir in the parsley, thyme, figs and pepper. Add more salt if necessary, garnish and serve.
- Calories 250
- Carbohydrate Content 47 g
- Cholesterol Content 15 mg
- Fat Content 6 g
- Fiber Content 4 g
- Protein Content 5 g
- Saturated Fat Content 3 g
- Sodium Content 45 mg
- Sugar Content 16 g