Pho - Vietnamese Soup

Pho - Vietnamese Soup
One of our favorite dishes - Pho

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Couscous Soup with Sausage

This soup has wonderful combinations of flavors with the grilled sausage, the jalapeno, mint, cilantro and lemon juice.  We prepare the sausage by simmering them in a saucepan on the stove with a can of beer and water for about 20 minutes.  We then grill the brats because it adds another layer of flavor and texture.  I prepare this for the family quite often.

1 TBSP jalapeno chilies, chopped
1 TBSP olive oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup, celery, chopped
1 lb. fully cooked bratwurst sausage, cut crosswise into 1/4" slices
6 cups chicken broth
1 box (5.8 oz) roasted garlic and olive oil flavored couscous 
2 TBSP fresh mint, chopped
2 TBSP fresh cilantro, chopped
2 TBSP fresh parsley, chopped
pepper to taste
1 medium tomato, chopped
zest of half a lemon
juice of 1 lemon

Cook chilies, oil, cumin, garlic, onion, celery and sausage in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, about 8 minutes or until sausage is brown.

Add chicken broth.  Heat to boiling.  Stir in couscous, mint, parsley, cilantro and pepper; reduce heat.  Cover and simmer 5 minutes.  Stir in tomato, lemon juice and zest.  Serve with additional lemon wedges if desired.  Garnish with parsley and finely chopped garlic

No comments:

Post a Comment