RECIPE

Moroccan Seven-Vegetable Couscous

Yield:6 Serving(s)
Category:Main Courses
Rating:
 (2)

Ingredients

2 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 tbsp. olive oil
large onions, quartered and cut in 1/2-inch slices
2 pinches saffron threads
1 pinches crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
sprigs parsley and 3 sprigs cilantro, tied in a bundle with kitchen string
fresh or canned tomatoes, peeled, seeded and quartered
1 qt. vegetable stock
3 cups water
turnip, peeled and cut in 1-inch cubes
1/2 lb. carrots, peeled, halved length-wise and cut in 2-inch sticks
3/4 lb. butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut in 1 1/2-inch chunks

Instructions

  1. Heat butter and olive oil in stockpot over medium heat. Add onions, and cook 15 minutes. Stir in saffron, crushed red.
  2. pepper, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and black pepper. Sauté 5 minutes. Add herbs, tomatoes, stock and water. Bring to.
  3. a boil, reduce heat to low and cook 10 minutes.
  4. Add turnip, carrots and squash. Bring to a boil, and cook 10 minutes. Add zucchini, raisins, chickpeas and sugar.
  5. Cook 10 minutes more, or until vegetables are tender. Add salt and pepper.
  6. Cook couscous according to package directions. Mound couscous on large serving platter, and make a well in.
  7. center. Use slotted spoon to transfer vegetables to well. Ladle stock over entire dish. Sprinkle with toasted almonds.
  8. Serve immediately.
  9. Heat butter and olive oil in stockpot over medium heat. Add onions, and cook 15 minutes. Stir in saffron, crushed red pepper, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and black pepper. Sauté 5 minutes. Add herbs, tomatoes, stock and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook 10 minutes. 2. Add turnip, carrots and squash. Bring to a boil, and cook 10 minutes. Add zucchini, raisins, chickpeas and sugar. Cook 10 minutes more, or until vegetables are tender. Add salt and pepper. 3. Cook couscous according to package directions. Mound couscous on large serving platter, and make a well in center. Use slotted spoon to transfer vegetables to well. Ladle stock over entire dish. Sprinkle with toasted almonds. Serve immediately.