Thursday, June 21, 2012

Moroccan Roasted Vegs for the Neighborhood Potluck


I think we live in the best neighborhood in Canada... we know our neighbors by name, they know us.  When someone moves, as is the case with Jean and Jerry, we get together in someone's home for a Going Away supper.  I made a recipe from the Moosewood Restaurant's New Classics Cookbook called Moroccan Roasted Vegetables.  I love love love Middle-Eastern cuisine.  Well, I left out the garbanzo beans and added in sliced vegetarian Spicy Italian sausage instead.  It tasted fantastic.  Here is the adapted recipe (I doubled it and roasted the vegs in 2 9"X13" pans and then combined them back into one before adding in the sausage and topping with Feta crumbs and golden raisins) :

INGREDIENTS:

    1 medium Onion
    1 medium Zucchini
    1 long Japanese Eggplant ( I used only 1 when I doubled the recipe)
    1 large Sweet Potato
    1 large red Bell Pepper
    2 medium ripe Tomatoes
    3 Garlic cloves
    2 Tbsp.Olive oil
    1 Tbsp. Lemon juice
    1 Tbsp. Cumin
    1.5 tsp Turmeric
    1.5 tsp Cinnamon
    1.5 tsp Paprika
    0.25 tsp (pinch) Cayenne
    2 tsp coarse Sea Salt
    1 handful Golden Raisins (may be soaked ahead of time- I did not double amount)

    1 package of Yves Spicy Italian Sausages, sliced (I did not double amount)
    1 Cup Feta Cheese crumbs (I did not double amount)
 

DIRECTIONS: Preheat Oven to 425F/
  1. Slice or chop vegetables (cut Pepper into rings, and other ingredients into rounds)
  2. Measure and stir Spices together and set aside.
  3. Combine all vegetable ingredients in a large bowl.  Pour Lemon Juice, Olive Oil and the Spices into bowl, and mix well.
  4. Put ingredients of bowl into 17x13" dry pan and roast (no lid) for 20 minutes
  5.  After 20 minutes, stir vegetables.  Mix in Raisins and Sausage pieces.  Top with Feta.  Bake for another 20 minutes.
  6. Serve over Brown Rice or Couscous or Quinoa
  7. Makes 4-6 generous servings.  For Potluck if you double the ingredients it will allow for about 20+ servings (people eat a little less of each item at a potluck)

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