Shrimp and Collards

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Cook: 18 Minutes
Stand: 4 Minutes


1 pound unpeeled, medium-size raw shrimp (41/50 count)
8 bacon slices
1 (14-oz.) can chicken broth
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 1/3 cups uncooked couscous
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 (16-oz.) package frozen chopped collard greens, thawed
1 teaspoon jarred ham-flavored soup base


1. Peel shrimp; devein, if desired.

2. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon.

3. Bring chicken broth and 1 Tbsp. olive oil to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Remove from heat, and stir in couscous; cover and let stand 4 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, sprinkle shrimp with pepper. Heat remaining 2 Tbsp. olive oil and reserved drippings over medium-high heat; add shrimp, collards, and soup base, and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 8 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink.

5. Fluff couscous with a fork. Stir couscous and crumbled bacon into shrimp mixture in skillet. Serve immediately.

Susan Scarborough, Fernandina Beach, Florida,

Southern Living

September 2008
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