Bajan Cous Cous Recipe: A Twist on Tradition in True Bajan Style!

Today, I’m gonna share with you a recipe that’s as Bajan as flying fish, but with a lil’ twist – we talking ’bout making Bajan Cous Cous. Now, you might be thinking, “Cous cous? That ain’t traditional Bajan!” But stick with me, cause we are going to mix up some local flavors to turn this into something real Bajan!


– 1 cup of cous cous

– 2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth (for that real Bajan flavor)

– 1 sweet pepper, chopped

– 1 small onion, finely chopped

– 1 clove garlic, minced

– A handful of fresh thyme

– A pinch of salt and black pepper

– A dash of Bajan hot sauce (optional, but highly recommended)

– 1/4 cup of cooked pigeon peas

– 2 tablespoons of coconut oil

Let’s Start Cooking!

  1. – Prep the Cous Cous: First, we are going start with the cous cous. In a medium pot, bring the broth to a boil. Add the cous cous, stir it up, then turn off the heat and cover the pot. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, or until the cous cous absorbs all the broth.
  2. – Cook up the Veggies: While the cous cous is doing its thing, grab a frying pan and heat up the coconut oil over medium heat. Toss in the onion, sweet pepper, and garlic, and sauté them until they just start to get soft.

– Mix it All Up: Now, fluff the cous cous with a fork to separate the grains. Add it to the frying pan with the veggies. Throw in the pigeon peas, thyme, salt, black pepper, and if you are feeling a lil’ adventurous, a dash of that Bajan hot sauce. Give everything a good mix.

  1. – Final Touches: Let the mixture cook together for a couple of minutes, so all them flavors can get to know each other real well. Taste and adjust seasoning as you like.

And there you have it, my friends – Bajan Cous Cous! It’s a perfect side dish for your fish or


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