Monday, 13 February 2012
Recipe - Merguez Sausages with Couscous
As readers of this blog might remember, I recently made a batch of home made sausages for the first time. If you haven't read this post, or need a refresher, have a look here.
Having sausages on their own is one thing but cooking them and having them a suitable accompaniment is a completely different thing.
Since Merguez sausages are of a North African origin, with strong links to the Middle East, I quite quickly thought of couscous as a suitable partner for these sausages.
I'm a big fan of couscous but even I can find it a bit boring with it on its own, without any extra flavour additions. So, cutting a long story short - this is how I cooked and prepared this meal. This is as always just an recommendation. Take this recipe and make it your own after your own taste and what you have at home.
Ingredients (makes enough for 2 - 4 depending on appetite)
Merguez Sausages, fried
375ml chicken stock
1 red pepper, diced
1 courgette, diced
Heat some oil in a pan on a medium heat. Stir in some turmeric and let this sizzle away whilst stirring now and then to avoid burning.
Add the pepper and courgette and keep stirring until softened.
Pour in the stock. Stir in the couscous and raisins. Remove from the heat and cover it. Let this sit until all the liquid have been absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
Serve the couscous topped with the sausages.