By Annacia on December 29, 2007
Photo by justcallmetoni
Photo by justcallmetoni
"Low fat, simple and very tasty. This is a great way to get back on track after the Holidays but it's great at any time of the year! Save time by purchasing the squash already cut into cubes."
Serving Size: 1 (511 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Yummy, but DH didn't like the cinnamon. I made it without the extra water and served as a side dish. Also didn't have prunes so used raisins. Made for February Sun and Spice 2013."
"I really like this one. I will make it again. Only changes: used chicken broth with vegetables instead of water and couldn't resist adding some minced garlic. Also, I subbed dried fig for the prunes. I served over a package of Near East Mediterranean Couscous. It took longer than 30 minutes to cook, so I ended up covering it to speed it up. Thanks for a great, healthy meal."
"This was delicious, quick, simple and inexpensive -- a total win!
I didn't have butternut squash to hand so I used half a large cauliflower. I also did not have fresh cilantro and forgot to use dried -- still tasted wonderful. Thank you for posting."
"Delicious. Also good with brown rice."
"I had some butternut squash that I needed to use up so I decided to give this a try. I REALLY enjoyed it. It was a little sweet but not too much. Even my 3 and 4 year olds ate it willingly. I used a tomato basil couscous that had on hand. At the end I forgot the cilantro but thought it was really good without it. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly and will be making this FOR SURE again. It was a great vegetarian meal."
"Great! Nice amount of vegetables -- not complicated. Wonderful on a winter night. I put broth into the stew as I was using couscous from a box with spices. I didn't have prunes so used dried nectarines and that was fine. I also followed some ideas from another couscous vegetable recipe and turned some of the onions into carmelized onions and put them and sliced almonds on the side to be added. Spices included 1/2 tsp+ of cardamon, sweet red curry powder and tumeric."
"Delicious and very easy! I made this on one of the first cold fall evenings, and it was perfect for the occasion. The prunes added a lot of depth and complexity, and the cilantro was a nice touch. It wouldn't have been the same without those; if you make this don't skip them, especially the prunes."
"Very, very good! Loved the sweetness derived from the prunes, but it surprisingly wasn't "pruney." A perfect vegetarian "hearty" meal that will be a staple in my diet from now on (bring on the beano!)."
"I made this as written but omitted the salt. Instead, I served this over spinach, topped with feta cheese. It was wonderful. Thanks for the recipe."
"So good even my picky 5yo and hubby liked it. Felt the need for more spice so I added the suggested cumin, ginger and red pepper. I also used fresh chopped tomatoes and some chicken stock instead of the canned tomatoes. I'll use the prunes next time because I didn't have any. The cilantro gave it a nice fresh taste. Served it over steamed rice. Will be making often, thank you."
"Excellent! I did as others suggested and added freshly ground cumin seed (almost 1 tsp.), extra red pepper, and a pinch of ground ginger. I also added a can of Rotel in addition to the stewed tomatoes and simmered it longer to cook it down. Accidently got roasted garlic flavored couscous but it was really good. Thanks for the recipe!"
"This recipe is fantastic! The flavors compliment each other well. I added about 1/2 tsp. of cumin and 1/4 tsp. of ground ginger as suggested by another reviewer and I'm glad I did! Also, I added more crushed red pepper for a little kick. I think eggplant would taste really good in this dish. Thanks so much for sharing!!!"
"Another delightful combination of Moroccan flavors simplified for my American kitchen. I just love the way the onions and prunes melted into the tomato base of the sauce along with the spices creating the distinctive but harmonious brew. In addition to the cinnamon and pepper flakes, I added about a 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger and a pinch of cumin to offer a little smokiness. By accident, I added a 28 ounce can of tomatoes (meant to only add a half can) but that appealed to my general preference for lots of liquid in my stews. Updated to add that I have enjoyed this stew with both bulgur and creamy polenta in place of couscous; all the variations worked well. Made for *Zaar Stars* tag game. Thanks!"
"I made this recipe as recommended and added a little more cinnamon and red pepper flakes (for my tastebuds). It is very good. Even my husband, who is a 'meat-eater' loved it. I would definitely make it again. Note: Do not be afraid to use prunes. The combination of flavors is simply delectable."
"This was very good. I did add a sprinkle of additional red pepper flakes. I gave 4 stars because my store doesn't carry squash already cut into cubes. I HATE peeling squash!!"
"Very tasty. My family enjoyed this dish. I made it exactly as the recipe reads. I will make it again."
"Very good, made a ton. Very filling and Healthy. Substituted golden raisins for prunes"
"For a vegetarian dish, this is very tasty. I used a combo of turnip, sweet potato and butternut squash instead of just squash. I also omitted the prunes (not a big fan) and used whole wheat couscous (more fiber). I hope it freezes well because I'm planning to keep some for work lunches....."
"This was easy to make, delicious and filling. The kids liked it too. Be sure that the stew cools a little and that the squash is bite sized, it stays rocket hot for a long time."