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    Lemon Oregano Shrimp over Peppered Couscous

    Lemon Oregano Shrimp over Peppered Couscous. Photo by Papa D 1946-2012

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    JanuaryBride's Note:

    This Middle-Eastern recipe sounds delish and is healthy to boot! It is from They also recommend sprinkling pine nuts and feta cheese over the top!

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    For the marinade

    For the couscous

    For the sauce


    1. 1
      In a medium bowl, combine the garlic, oregano, lemon juice, salt, pepper and shrimp. Mix gently and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    2. 2
      To make the couscous, combine the bell pepper, broth, pepper flakes, salt and olive oil in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil.
    3. 3
      Stir in the couscous, cover and remove from the heat for five minutes.
    4. 4
      Lift the lid and fluff the couscous with a fork. Set aside while cooking the shrimp.
    5. 5
      Remove the shrimp from the marinade. Discard marinade.
    6. 6
      Heat the 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saute pan until very hot and add the shrimp, making sure not to crowd the pan.
    7. 7
      Cook for about 2 minutes per side, until the shrimp curls and is almost opaque.
    8. 8
      Add the wine, scraping up the brown bits from the pan. Allow the wine to reduce by almost half, for about 2 to 3 minutes.
    9. 9
      Remove from the heat, add the butter and swirl in until it has thickened the sauce. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.
    10. 10
      Place a scoop of couscous in shallow bowls and top with shrimp. Drizzle sauce over the top.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 11, 2013


      I made it exactly as written but skipped the feta cheese as other reviewers suggested. It was the best recipe I've tried in a long time, absolutely delicious!

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    • on February 12, 2012


      This turned out to be a really easy, delicious dish that I will definitely be making again. I did not add the feta or pine nuts and felt that the dish was flavorful enough without them. Thanks for posting this keeper!

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    • on June 17, 2010


      As I would expect from a fellow Bum Bag Hag, this was really delish! I followed the directions exactly, except for that I only had somewhat smaller shrimp. This resulted in the shrimp getting overcooked somewhat as the sauce reduced, but that is not the fault of the recipe! I didn't add any feta or pine nuts, and didn't miss them. Made for ZWT6, Whine and Cheese.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemon Oregano Shrimp over Peppered Couscous

    Serving Size: 1 (395 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 622.3
    Calories from Fat 282
    Total Fat 31.3 g
    Saturated Fat 10.1 g
    Cholesterol 75.8 mg
    Sodium 1555.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 57.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
    Sugars 2.7 g
    Protein 17.0 g

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