Crispy Bacon & Shallot Fried Couscous


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
5 pieces thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
3/4 teaspoon sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 cup sweet onion, finely chopped
3 large shallots, finely chopped
6 green onions, finely sliced
1/2-3/4 tsp each of salt and pepper(adjust to taste)
5 cups cooked couscous


Place a large skillet over high heat. Add the vegetable oil and bacon and stir-fry until golden and crisp, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle the sugar over the bacon and toss. Add 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce (watch out-the oil will bubble up) and continue to stir-fry until the bacon is glazed, about 30 seconds. Transfer the bacon to a bowl with a slotted spoon. Add the garlic, shallots, and sweet onions to the drippings in the pan and stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the couscous, the remaining 2 teaspoons soy sauce, bacon, salt and pepper. Toss to heat through.