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Shrimp Scampi on Couscous

Shrimp Scampi on Couscous

Prep: 22 minutes; Cook: 11 minutes

Couscous, although typically thought of as an African dish, belongs to Sicilian tradition, too, and is almost always served with the seafood that is so bountiful in that area.

  • Yield: 3 servings (serving size: 1 cup shrimp mixture and 2/3 cup couscous)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup uncooked couscous
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 4 none garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/4 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 none (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Preparation

1. Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork; keep warm.

2. While water boils and couscous stands, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add shrimp; sauté 2 minutes or until just done. Add tomatoes and next 7 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in parsley and basil. Serve over couscous.

Note: To prepare couscous in the microwave, add 1 cup water to a 2- or 4-cup glass measure. Microwave at HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until boiling; stir in couscous. Cover with plastic wrap, and let stand 5 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 401none
  • Fat: 7.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Protein: 37.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 44.2g
  • Fiber: 5.3g
  • Cholesterol: 280mg
  • Iron: 6.1mg
  • Sodium: 967mg
  • Calcium: 124mg
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