Shrimp and Vegetable Tagine with Couscous

Shrimp and Vegetable Tagine with Couscous Recipe
James Carrier
Notes: A vegetable mixture with corn works well in this dish; it may be labeled Mexican or Southwest-style. To thaw shrimp, place in a colander and run cool water over them just until thawed, about 5 minutes; drain well.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from


Nutritional Information

Calories 325
Caloriesfromfat 10 %
Protein 21 g
Fat 3.6 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Carbohydrate 52 g
Fiber 5.1 g
Sodium 266 mg
Cholesterol 86 mg


2 cups vegetable broth
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 package (10 to 12 oz.; 1 2/3 to 1 3/4 cups) couscous
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon hot chili flakes
1 can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes
1 package (14 to 16 oz.) frozen mixed vegetables
1 package (12 oz.) frozen uncooked peeled, deveined shrimp (51 to 60 per lb.), thawed (see notes)
1/4 cup chopped parsley, fresh cilantro, or mint leaves


1. In a 2- to 3-quart pan over high heat, bring broth and 1 teaspoon olive oil to a boil. Stir in couscous, cover pan, and remove from heat. Let stand until broth is absorbed and couscous is tender to bite, about 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a 5- to 6-quart pan over medium-high heat, stir garlic in remaining teaspoon oil until it just begins to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add chili powder, coriander, cumin, and chili flakes; stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes (including juices) and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in frozen vegetables and cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes. Add thawed shrimp and cook, stirring often, until shrimp are opaque but still moist-looking in center of thickest part (cut to test) and vegetables are hot, 4 to 5 minutes. Add salt to taste.

3. With a fork, fluff the couscous; spoon equal portions of it into wide, shallow bowls. Spoon shrimp and vegetable mixture, including juices, evenly over couscous and sprinkle with parsley.

January 2003
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note