Spicy Sausage and Shrimp Couscous
Try this Spicy Sausage and Shrimp Couscous recipe, or contribute your own. "Couscous" and "Indian" are two of the tags cooks chose for Spicy Sausage and Shrimp Couscous."We used wheat Mediterranean couscous, added fresh spinach with a squeeze of fresh lemon and doubled the red pepper flakes. even my picky eaters loved it : )" - JoniSass
Yield: 4 Ready in 45 minutes
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|1 cupcouscous; quick cooking|
|1 1/2 cupsChicken Stock|
|2 tablespoonsolive oil|
|1 smallOnion; chopped|
|2 clovesgarlic; smashed|
|3 spicy sausages; casings removed (whatever kind you like)|
|20 largeshrimp or prawns; uncooked|
|2 carrots; chopped|
|1 cupcauliflower; chopped|
|1 cupsnap peas; chopped (or 1/2 cup frozen peas)|
|1 sweet pepper; chopped (red, yellow, whatever)|
|1/2 teaspoonyellow curry|
|1/4 tablespoonRed pepper flakes|
|salt and pepper; to taste|
Spicy Sausage and Shrimp Couscous Preparation
In a small saucepan with a tight fitting lid, bring to boil 1 cup of the chicken stock along with 1 tbsp butter. Add 1 cup of couscous, stir once, cover and remove from heat. Set aside.
In another larger saucepan, preferably stainless steel, saute the onion and garlic in olive oil over medium high heat. Add the sausages, breaking them up with a wooden spoon. Add spices, chopped carrots and cauliflower and stir occasionally until well browned and the veggies are almost tender. The mixture should be nicely sticking to the pan at this point. Worry not. Now add that remaining half cup of chicken stock. There will be an exciting woosh with lots of steam and this will scare the cat. Scrape up any browned bits with the wooden spoon. Turn the heat down to medium. Add the peas, peppers, shrimp and cover. Let that cook a minute or until the shrimp are coated and pink (don't overcook them!).
Your couscous should be done. Remove its lid and fluff with a fork. Add it to the sausage mixture and mix it all up. Add salt and pepper to taste - don't be shy. Remove from heat and enjoy!
Variations: use whatever veggies you have on hand or are threatening you from the crisper tray. Some ideas: corn, fennel, parsley or cilantro. Also easy enough to keep vegetarian. Leave out the sausage and shrimp and use vegetable stock in the couscous instead of chicken.
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