Photo: Kan Kanbayashi
Prep Time
20 Mins
Makes 4 servings

How to Make It

In a saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Stir in the couscous and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover and let sit off heat for 5 minutes; fluff with a fork before serving.

Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and scallions and cook for 30 seconds. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring, until they begin to turn pink, about 3 minutes.

Stir in the beans, parsley, lemon juice, the remaining butter, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve with the couscous.

Ratings & Reviews

Adshehan's Review

June 30, 2012

love2coooook's Review

January 27, 2012
Second time I've made this to OUTSTANDING reviews! My hunny takes my cooking for granted and rarely makes a fuss out of any meal, but this is one of the few he really comments on and wants again! Easy too; both times have made after a long days work! I'm also my worst critic and I could eat this again and again! Serve it with either a green salad or veggie on the side...very filling. Yum, yum, yum!

JodiCA's Review

Karen R
April 22, 2011
This was delicious! I used whole wheat cous cous from TJ's but bother than that did everything exactly as the recipe. Super fast and super flavorful. I would definaetly serve to company. This will ve part of the weekly rotation!

jeichner's Review

March 26, 2011
Very, very simple and quite good. Will definitely make again.

Onecentinvegas's Review

March 25, 2011
This is one of the best quickie recipes I've ever made. Husband voiced concerns about it before I made it, but LOVED it once it was served. Followed the recipe, except I threw in a few sliced mushrooms that were lying around in the fridge. Good, fast and easy . . . my favorite kind of recipe!

mnewing's Review

March 24, 2011
Super, super easy! Can also be made with navy beans, which is what I had in the cupboard.

Mamato5's Review

January 27, 2011
My five kids, ages 5-13 absolutely LOVE this. I've substituted the couscous with rice with equally outstanding results. A great, healthy, quick weeknight meal!

CasperJasper's Review

December 12, 2010
Easy to shop for and easy to make. Very flavorful; I loved it. My 14 year old son liked the flavor and the shrimp but not so much the beans. A very enjoyable meal!

Karen R's Review

June 12, 2010
I made no substitutions, this recipe was delicious and will definitely make it again!

KelliAnne's Review

February 14, 2010
Delicious and quick. Will make many more times to come. My boyfriend loved this recipe. The butter is a must for flavor. Don't replace with oil. I added more garlic.