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Menu Plan for Summer I: Week 12, Thursday

Zucchini Stuffed with Couscous and Sausage

Cooking time:  20 minutes plus 20 baking for menu     Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

        Our first stuffed vegetable of the season.  You could use 2 smaller squash in place of 1 large.

Zucchini (Courgette) Stuffed with Sausage and Couscous

Total time: 40 minutes 
     The zucchini are partially cooked while the stuffing is made, so they only need to be baked to finish - and melt the cheese.

courgette Ingredients:

Zucchini Stuffed with Sausage and Couscous Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 40 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small saucepan, bowl with cover,
baking dish, foil,
large skillet
Turn oven on, 400F (200C)
Slice zucchini, scoop out seeds making shells
Put zucchini in baking dish, cover, bake
Heat chicken broth
Chop onion, pepper, mince garlic
Shred cheese
Put couscous in bowl, pour in chicken broth, cover

Sauté chili powder, cumin
Add onion, garlic, pepper, sauté
Add sausage to skillet, brown, break-up
Add tomato sauce, Worcestershire, oregano, cook
Stir in couscous, remove from heat
Remove zucchini
Spoon filling into zucchini, cover, bake
   Break while it bakes
Remove zucchini, uncover, sprinkle with cheese
Return, uncovered, to oven
Remove
Serve