dish
Cranberry, Butternut Squash and Roast Shallot Couscous

8
Serves
246
Calories
10
Nutrients
9
Vitamins

Ingredients

1 large butternut squash , cut in half and seeded
4 cups peeled, whole shallots
2 tablespoons olive oil or corn oil
1 pound fresh cranberries
2 cups water
1 cup granulated sugar
about 3 cups unsweetened cranberry juice
1 pound couscous , cracked wheat
1/2 cup snipped, fresh chives
1 tablespoon chopped, fresh rosemary

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

2. In an ovenproof dish, place the butternut squash cut side down. In a small bowl, combine the shallots, oil and season with salt and pepper, mixing well. Place the shallots around the squash and bake until very tender and slightly caramelized, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Cut the shallots into large dice. Spoon the squash from the skin and cut into large dice. Reserve.

3. In a large saucepan, combine the cranberries, water and sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat, then turn down to simmer cooking until the cranberries are tender, about 30 minutes. Transfer to a colander, drain the cranberries and reserve the cooking liquid. Add enough additional cranberry juice to the cooking liquid to measure 4 cups and return to the saucepan.

4. Bring the cranberry liquids to a simmer over medium high heat. Add the couscous and cover with a tight fitting lid. Stir occasionally, cooking until tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer to a large oven proof casserole. Add the cooked cranberries, roasted shallots, squash, chives and rosemary. Season with salt and pepper. Cover with a lid or foil and keep warm in the oven until serving.

Serving Size: 1 cup

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 8
Serving Size
0
Calories
246
Protein
5 g
Total Carbohydrate
54 g
Dietary Fiber
4 g
Soluble Fiber
0 g
Insoluble Fiber
0 g
Sugar
23 g
Total Fat
2 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
0 g
Percent Calories from Protein
8 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
84 %
Percent Calories from Fat
8 %
Vitamin A
284 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
1 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Biotin
0 mcg
Vitamin C
35 mg
Vitamin D
0 IU
Folate
10 mcg
Vitamin E
0 IU
Vitamin K
0 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
0 mg
Calcium
40 mg
Iron
1 mg
Phosphorus
19 mg
Potassium
276 mg
Sodium
10 mg
Zinc
0 mg