Coucous Royal

~member Mari-Jose says this may be the optimal CSA recipe

Grill eggplant with olive oil and garlic – hold

Grill 1-2 chicken breasts, 1 or 2 lamb chops and hot lamb sausages (aka merghez in the Arab and I would say the French speaking world) -all available at the meat CSA – vegan people get veggie chicken and hot veggie sausage

Boil together mixed peppers, carrots in chicken or veggie chicken broth until soft then add cubed mixed squash and steam until soft – about 1 quart of broth is fine

Sautée hot peppers with garlic and cumin

Add 1cup couscous to the veggie mixture and just cook until moisture is absorbed – add broth if it’s too dry

Put the couscous mixture in a large plate and layer meats and sautéed eggplant.   

You are supposed to serve it with Harissa a hot paste made from hot peppers and cumin you can get from Whole Foods but the CSA peppers sautéed in olive oil with cumin is a good alternative. In Morocco they add raisins and almonds to the couscous.

If you are not muslim a dry rosé or southern France white is wonderful with this. For Muslims a melon lemonade (from CSA melons) is amazing.

It is an incredible dish.


About stillmansfarm

Stillman's Farm® is a family owned farm in Massachusetts. We currently operate at two locations: a greenhouse/retail business in Lunenburg, and the majority of vegetable production in New Braintree. Glenn Stillman started the business in Lunenburg over 20 years ago and now enjoys the promise of the next generation further expanding the very diverse enterprise. The farm also has several Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs established in Boston, Lunenburg, Jamaica Plain, Brookline, New Braintree and the Southborough/Framingham area. In addition, the Stillman's trucks have become a fixture at the Boston Area Farmer's Markets. Our Philosophy Most of Stillman's produce is grown without chemicals. For a few crops this simply is not feasible. For these particular crops, we participate in the State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. This entails systematic scouting of fields, protection of beneficial insects, bio-controls, and well-timed applications of only the safest pesticides. With growing concern about genetically modified organisms (GMO), as a patron you can be confident that none of the produce we grow have been engineered, in fact, we often experiment with many heirloom varieties! Conscientiously Grown® The combination of no pesticides, good cultivation management, and IPM practices allows us to offer the widest possible selection of fruit and vegetable varieties and be a thriving sustainable farm. We have developed our own label, "conscientiously grown" to convey our commitment to the safety of our environment, family and customers. All of our hormone free, pasture raised meats carry a conscientiously grown label too!
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