Pan-fried chorizo & merguez couscous

Pan-fried chorizo & merguez couscous

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Serves
4
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Tara Fisher

Merguez is a type of spicy north African sausage, made mainly from lamb or mutton, but it sometimes includes beef. It’s very popular in France, and it’s sold all over the place there. It’s heavily spiced with cumin, chilli or harissa, and sometimes has sumac, fennel and garlic added. It’s often served with couscous like this, but trust me, you could serve it with chips and you’ll love it all the same!

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
200g couscous
400ml chicken stock, hot
2 red peppers
1 spanish onion
200g chorizo sausages
200g merguez sausages
50ml olive oil
1 large bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Put the couscous into a large bowl, cover with the hot stock, then cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave to stand for 2–3 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, deseed and slice the red peppers and dice the onion. Slice the chorizo and merguez sausages.
  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat, add the peppers, onion and sausages and cook for 4–5 minutes, stirring, until sizzling and slightly softened.
  4. Chop the parsley. Uncover the couscous, pour all the contents from the pan into it and stir in thoroughly. Add the parsley, season with salt and pepper, and serve.
Tags:
James Martin
Saturday Kitchen
quick meals
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