4 servings (serving size: about 2 cups)

To make this dish flexitarian, replace tempeh with 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, with tails intact. Prep: 25 minutes; For tempeh: Cook 37 minutes. For shrimp: Chill 30 minutes; Cook 28 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

For the marinade, combine all marinade ingredients in a medium bowl, and whisk.

Step 2

2a. For the tempeh, add 1 1/4 cups water to marinade. Arrange the tempeh in one layer in a large non-stick skillet. Pour marinade over tempeh. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Cover; simmer 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Set aside; keep warm.

Step 3

2b. To use shrimp: Transfer marinade to a large zip-top plastic bag. Add shrimp; seal and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes. Remove shrimp from bag, and discard marinade. Place shrimp on grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Set aside; keep warm.

Step 4

For the couscous, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add the couscous; sauté 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 12 minutes or until couscous is tender. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Step 5

For the tomatoes, combine tomatoes, oil, garlic, and pepper flakes in a large nonstick skillet over high heat; sauté 3 minutes or until tomatoes soften and begin to pop. Stir in herbs; sauté 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 6

Divide the couscous among 4 wide soup bowls. Spoon tomatoes around couscous; top with tempeh or shrimp. Sprinkle with cilantro and Parmesan, if desired.

Step 7

Nutritional analysis with shrimp: Calories 472 (40% from fat); Fat 21g (sat 7g, mono 11g, poly 2g); Cholesterol 192mg; Protein 32g; Carbohydrate 39g; Sugars 6g; Fiber 4g; Iron 4mg; Sodium 729mg; Calcium 192mg

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Ratings & Reviews

LeChef's Review

January 10, 2012
I loved this recipe because it had just the right amount of heat- warm in my tummy but no runny nose! It had plenty of flavor, although I did add some extra oregano, basil and parsley. I didn't have cherry tomatoes so I chopped up plum tomatoes instead, using extra of that, too. I used three grain soy tempeh, which lended a nutty flavor. In a nutshell, wonderful!

DesireeD's Review

December 30, 2008
This was outstanding! I used the shrimp. My boyfriend and I were skeptical about this one, but it turned out great. I loved the cooked tomatoes. I added a whole package of fresh basil.