Saffron and Raisin Couscous with Mint

Saffron and Raisin Couscous with Mint is a traditional Algerian recipe for a classic dish of couscous flavored with saffron, raisins and mint. Serves 8.
500ml water
1/2 tsp saffron
1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
400g couscous
50g raisins
3 tbsp freshly-chopped mint

Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan and add the saffron. Remove from the heat and allow to infuse for 30 minutes. Return to the heat, bring to a boil and add the olive oil, salt and couscous. Remove from the heat, cover and allow to stand for 30 minutes. Tip onto a serving plate, top with fresh mint and serve.

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