Jenn, better known as The Leftover Queen among food bloggers, hosts a monthly challenge to inspire the foodies out there to come up with a dish incorporating 3 random ingredients (picked by the winner of the month before). Here’s my first entry for the current challenge.
Orange-Essence Acorn Squash
with Moroccan-Inspired Ground Turkey & Couscous
Ingredients: acorn squash, honey, freshly squeezed orange juice with pulp, olive oil, S&P; ground turkey, parsley, sage, fresh fennel plus fennel seed, cumin, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, garlic, toasted walnuts, orange-essence prunes; whole wheat couscous.
Cut squash in rings, reserving ends, and brush rings with a mixture of olive oil, orange juice, honey, S&P and cinnamon. Bake till tender.
Mix ground turkey with S&P, parsley, sage, fennel seed, cumin, allspice, nutmeg and garlic. Chop the reserved squash and some fresh fennel and saute till tender, fold in ground turkey mix and cook till done, adding prunes and toasted walnuts towards end.
Cook couscous separately and plate. Add squash ring and then turkey mixture in center. Grate some orange zest on top, think of the Casbah and enjoy!
I just love it!
From “Today’s Cartoon by Randy Glasbergen”, displayed with special permission. For more cartoons, please visit Randy’s site www.glasbergen.com.