Friday, May 25, 2012

Moroccan Sausage and Chickpeas

When I saw Food Floozie's chickpeas with chorizo, I knew that I had to make my own version of the dish. I had Moroccan sausages in the freezer, so I was pretty much ready to go. This version wasn't going to be vegetarian or using pork. I don't associate the flavour of pork with Moroccan cuisine - probably because most Moroccans I've met are either Jewish or Muslim.

I had originally thought about using some Merguez (lamb) sausage, but I had found the "Moroccan" sausage in the freezer. The Moroccan sausage isn't one of my favourites, but it holds a special place for me as it's the sausage my grandfather and father make at family events. The (kosher) butcher who makes them packs them with a significant amount of fat, so they practically swim in the pan, or, result in two-foot-high flames on your grill. Good times.

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Moroccan Sausage and Chickpeas
A tasty combination of sausage, chickpeas and cous cous
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 lb Moroccan sausages
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 3 small onions, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 large (28oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp paprkia
  • half lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • to taste pepper
  • 6-7 servings cous cous
1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Brown sausages for 3-5 minutes and break them into chunks using the sharp end of a spatula.2. Add the garlic and onions and continue to saute for 5-10 minutes, until onions are soft.3. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.4. Turn heat down to medium and let simmer, covered, for 10 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed.5. Serve with cous cous.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6-7 servings
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  1. Dan,
    I love the presentation. You know I would have to leave out the sausage. Interesting recipe

  2. I will bet there is a good vegetarian sausage out there that would fit the bill. E.g., grinding some beans, harissa and chickpea flour into a casing. I've seen similar vegetarian sausage recipes.

    Good luck!

  3. I love chickpeas and this looks fabulous :-)


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