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    Tunisian Couscous Salad With Grilled Sausages

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    35 mins

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    dicentra's Note:

    This comes from one of my Food and Wine cookbooks. Use whatever kind of sausages you like: hot, mild or a combination. They say to serve this with an Australian Shiraz. I’m posting it for ZWT3. Now I just have to go look up where Tunisia is! LOL. (It is in North Africa between Algeria and Libya)

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    1. 1
      In a large frying pan with a lid, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderately low heat. Add the garlic, couscous, cumin, cayenne, and ½ teaspoon of the salt to the pan.
    2. 2
      Cook, stirring occasionally, until the couscous starts to brown, about 3 minutes.
    3. 3
      Stir in tomato juice and water. Bring to a simmer.
    4. 4
      Cover, remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Transfer the couscous to a platter or large glass bowl to cool.
    6. 6
      Meanwhile, heat the broiler. Coat the sausages with ½ tablespoon of the oil.
    7. 7
      Broil the sausages, turning occasionally, until completely cooked through, about 10 minutes.
    8. 8
      Remove from the heat. When the sausages are cool enough to handle, cut them into thin slices.
    9. 9
      Toss the cooled couscous with the lemon juice and the remaining oil, salt and tomato. Top with the sausages and cilantro.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 15, 2014


      We were grilling sausages so I made the couscous as a side, rather than a base for the sausage. My husband raved about it and loved the way it smelled. That amount of couscous makes more like six servings for us. I added more lemon juice, as I like the acidity, used less oil, and added about a cup of thawed green peas and some chopped roasted red peppers. Toasting the couscous, like toasting quinoa, adds a nuttier flavor. Like Darkhunter, I used V-8 (low sodium), as that's what I keep on hand. I'll be returning to this recipe many times, I think!

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    • on August 22, 2007


      This is an A+ on the taste scale. The only thing I changed was that I used V8 juice instead of the tomato juice, because that was what I had on hand. I loved the fact that the couscous was browned. Gave it a little different taste than usual. Very easy to prepare. Given the fact that my sister loves couscous, this will be a definite keeper. Thank, dicentra, for a lovely recipe.

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    • on June 08, 2007


      Made this for 'Zaar World Tour '07 and loved it. Such a great combination of flavors. I actually eased back on the heat because we are a family of wimps! Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Tunisian Couscous Salad With Grilled Sausages

    Serving Size: 1 (347 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 778.2
    Calories from Fat 436
    Total Fat 48.4 g
    Saturated Fat 13.2 g
    Cholesterol 64.6 mg
    Sodium 1980.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 54.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
    Sugars 4.0 g
    Protein 30.0 g

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