Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
This Middle-Eastern recipe sounds delish and is healthy to boot! It is from Eatingwell.com. They also recommend sprinkling pine nuts and feta cheese over the top!
For the marinade
- 1 large garlic clove, minced fine
- 7.39 ml dried oregano
- 29.58 ml fresh lemon juice
- 2.46 ml salt
- 2.46 ml black pepper
- 12 large shrimp, shelled and deveined
For the couscous
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into fine dice
- 295.73 ml chicken broth (may sub veggie broth)
- 0.25 ml red pepper flakes
- 1.23 ml salt
- 9.85 ml olive oil
- 177.44 ml couscous
For the sauce
- 29.58 ml extra virgin olive oil
- 118.29 ml dry white wine
- 29.58 ml unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
- In a medium bowl, combine the garlic, oregano, lemon juice, salt, pepper and shrimp. Mix gently and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- To make the couscous, combine the bell pepper, broth, pepper flakes, salt and olive oil in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil.
- Stir in the couscous, cover and remove from the heat for five minutes.
- Lift the lid and fluff the couscous with a fork. Set aside while cooking the shrimp.
- Remove the shrimp from the marinade. Discard marinade.
- 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.
- Cook for about 2 minutes per side, until the shrimp curls and is almost opaque.
- 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.
- Remove from the heat, add the butter and swirl in until it has thickened the sauce. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.
- Place a scoop of couscous in shallow bowls and top with shrimp. Drizzle sauce over the top.
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!
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!
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.