Aidells Sausage Couscous with Fruit and Pistachios
Submitted by aidells ~
November 27, 2010
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Yield: 6 servings
Prep time: 45 minutes

When you’re in the mood for something savory-and-a-bit-sweet, cook up this quick dish.


Prep time45 minutes
CuisineMorroccan Mediterranean French
CharacteristicsDairy Free Soy Free
Holiday/CelebrationsChanukah Christmas Mother's Day Thanksgiving
Preparation MethodSaute
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When you’re in the mood for something savory-and-a-bit-sweet, cook up this quick dish.


2 1/4cchicken stock
3Tolive oil
1 package Aidells Chicken & Apple Sausage
1csmall onion, chopped
1 1/3cdried couscous
1/4cdried apricots
1/4cgolden raisins
1/4cshelled pistachios
1Tfresh lemon juice
1Tfresh mint, chopped
  Salt and freshly ground black pepper, (to taste)


Bring the stock to a boil in a saucepan. In the meantime, dice one sausage. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, stir in onion and chopped sausage, and cook 4-5 minutes, browning slightly. Add the couscous, apricots and raisins and stir until well coated. Pour in the boiling chicken stock, remove from heat, cover and let stand for about 15 minutes.

In another heavy skillet, sauté the remaining whole sausages for 2-3 minutes per side over medium heat until well browned. Slice into 1/2” rounds and set aside.

Stir pistachios, lemon juice and mint into the couscous and mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon the couscous onto a serving platter and arrange the sliced sausages on top.


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