Shrimp with Arugula Couscous

Shrimp with Arugula Couscous Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calcium 62 mg
Calories 291
Caloriesfromfat 34 %
Carbohydrate 35 g
Cholesterol 46 mg
Fat 11 g
Fiber 3 g
Iron 2 mg
Protein 12 mg
Satfat 2 g
Sodium 265 mg


1 cup instant couscous
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
1 5-ounce bag arugula
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
20 medium-size shrimp, deveined
1 lemon, quartered


Prepare the couscous according to the package directions and fluff with a fork. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add the arugula and cook until just wilted, about 1 more minute. Combine the arugula and couscous in a large bowl, season with half the salt and pepper, and toss gently. In the same skillet, heat the remaining oil over medium-high heat, season the shrimp with the remaining salt and pepper, then cook 2 minutes on each side. Serve over the couscous with a squeeze of lemon.

Tip: Baby spinach makes a nice stand-in for arugula. Buy either prewashed and bagged to make this quick dinner even quicker.

Sara Quessenberry,

Real Simple

May 2005
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