Mediterranean Chorizo Couscous
Mediterranean chorizo couscous is a delicious quick healthy budget meal.
Servings 2 people
- 175 g Couscous
- 300 ml hot stock Chicken or vegetable
- 1 thumb sized piece of chorizo about 2 inches, chopped
- 1 clove garlic finely chopped
- 1 red pepper diced
- 1 green pepper diced
- 1 small red onion diced
- 8 cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 tbsp freshly chopped basil
- 1 tsp paprika
- Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
Preheat oven to 180 C
Place the couscous in a saucepan, add the hot stock and bring to the oil. then cover the saucepan, remove it from the heat and allow it to stand for 5 minutes then use a fork to fluff it up.
Whilst the couscous is cooking, gently heat a cast iron skillet frying pan until hot then add the chorizo stir-frying it to release its flavour and oil. Once the chorizo is crisp but not burnt, remove it with a slotted spoon and put it to the side leaving the oil in the pan.
Add the garlic, peppers and onion to the hot chorizo oil and stir-fry for 2 minutes or so then stir in the cherry tomatoes, basil and paprika
Then add the cooked couscous and cooked chorizo, mix everything together well and season to taste with the salt and pepper.
Place in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
Once cooked through remove from the oven and serve.
Calories: 579kcal | Carbohydrates: 86.7g | Protein: 24.5g | Fat: 14.5g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 606.5mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 8.4g | Sugar: 9.5g | Vitamin A: 900IU | Vitamin C: 184.8mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2.7mg