Sausage Couscous with Maple Syrup

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Recipe — Sausage Couscous with Maple Syrup
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4 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 4 European sausages of your choice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 1/2 cup green or red pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup blanched broccoli
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich flavour)
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 1/4 cup medium grain couscous
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano, chopped or 10 ml (2 teaspoons) dry oregano
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard


  1. Boil the sausages in a saucepan for about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and brown the vegetables for about 3 to 4 minutes and season to taste.
  3. Add 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of maple syrup and the stock then bring to a boil.
  4. Remove from heat. Add the couscous, mix and sprinkle with oregano.
  5. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes or all liquid is absorbed.
  6. Drain the sausages and cut in half lengthways.
  7. Heat the rest of the oil in pan and brown the sausages over medium-high heat.
  8. Mix 60 ml (1/4 cup) of maple syrup with Dijon mustard and orange juice and pour over the sausages. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes to caramelize.
  9. Serve immediately on top of couscous.

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