Merguez is a red, spicy sausage, originally from North Africa. It is made with lamb and/or beef, and flavoured with a wide range of spices and a hot chili paste that gives it a red colour. It is traditionally grilled and served with a vegetable couscous.
|1 clove||garlic, pressed|
|1||yellow or red sweet peppers, cut into 2 cm squares||200 g|
|3||zucchini, dice into 2 cm cubes||380 g|
|2||carrots, diced into 2 cm cubes||200 g|
|1||turnips, diced into 2 cm cubes||170 g|
|1 1/2 tbsp||olive oil||23 mL|
|1 tsp||couscous spice (ras-el-hanout)||3 g|
|1/2||dried chili peppers, minced||0.4 g|
|1 1/3 cup||canned tomatoes, low sodium||340 g|
|1 cup||water||250 mL|
|1 1/2 cup||chickpeas/garbanzo beans (canned), drained and rinsed||375 mL|
|8||merguez sausage||360 g|
|1 1/4 cup||couscous, whole wheat||200 g|
|ground pepper to taste [optional]|
- Prepare the vegetables: press the garlic and cut all the vegetables into 2 cm pieces. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté 1 min, paying attention not to let it burn. Add the ras-el-hanout and the chili pepper. Cook the spices 1 min with stirring.
- Add the vegetables, salt and pepper, then sauté 5 min. Add the tomatoes, cover and cook until all vegetables are cooked al dente, about 20 min. Add the water and chickpeas. Adjust the seasoning, then cook 5 min. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, put the sausages on a medium-hot grill and cook until they are brown and crisp, about 7 min. Alternatively, sauté the sausages in a thick-bottom pan.
- When ready to serve, cook the couscous. Serve the sausages with the vegetables and couscous.
The vegetables may be cooked a few days in advance. The sausages and couscous may be cooked just before serving.
Nutrition Facts Table
per 1 Serving (600g)
% Daily Value
Servings of Canada's Food Guide1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
|Vegetables and Fruits :||3 ½||servings|
|Grain Products :||2||servings|
|Milk and Alternatives :||0||serving|
|Meat and Alternatives :||1 ½||servings|
ClaimsThis recipe is :
- Low :
- Calories, Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, Sodium
- Source of :
- Calcium, Vitamin D
- Good source of :
- Copper, Vitamin B1, Vitamin K
- Excellent source of :
- Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc
- Free :
- Added Sugar
|Meat and Alternatives||2 ½|