Chef Serge Falesitch garnished this dish with carrot "crabs," dill, and chives.

Recipe by Cooking Light January 1996


Recipe Summary

6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Peel shrimp, reserving shells, and set shrimp aside.

  • Melt 1 teaspoon butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add reserved shrimp shells, onion, celery, carrot, thyme, and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add tomato, water, wine, and tomato paste; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 35 minutes. Place half of seafood broth in a blender, and process until smooth. Strain pureed seafood broth through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Repeat process with remaining seafood broth.

  • Combine 1 cup seafood broth, 1 teaspoon butter, salt, and pepper in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil; gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, and sauté 1 minute. Add bell peppers, squash, and zucchini; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in couscous and an additional 1 1/2 cups seafood broth; cook 1 minute.

  • Note: Store remaining seafood broth in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to three months.


Eclipse, Hollywood, California

Nutrition Facts

276 calories; calories from fat 21%; fat 6.3g; saturated fat 1.6g; mono fat 2.4g; poly fat 1.3g; protein 27.8g; carbohydrates 27.7g; fiber 3.2g; cholesterol 176mg; iron 4.7mg; sodium 381mg; calcium 79mg.