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    Pesto Shrimp With Couscous With Parchment Paper

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    34 mins

    20 mins

    14 mins

    WiGal's Note:

    Easy, delicious, and attractive. Notice how the 2 pieces of parchment paper are cut into heart shapes. Maybe could be part of a Valentines meal. LOL! I put at least 8 shrimp (the 26-30 count size) in each packet. Just remember that you need to be able to fold down the edges. I usually omit the salt.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    2. 2
      Put couscous into medium sized bowl, pour broth over, cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      Fold two 15 inch square pieces of parchment paper in half; cut into heart shapes.
    4. 4
      Add bell pepper, onion, oil, salt, and black pepper to couscous mixture; mix well.
    5. 5
      Unfold the parchment paper and place couscous mixture on one side of each sheet next to the fold.
    6. 6
      Arrange shrimp in a single layer over couscous mixture; top with pesto.
    7. 7
      Fold and tightly seal the edges with narrow folds.
    8. 8
      Place packets on a baking sheet with edges (just in case something leaks) and bake 14 minutes.
    9. 9
      Remove packets from oven and transfer to individual serving plates.
    10. 10
      Cut open packets and serve.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 09, 2008


      What a beautiful dish! And boy, did I look like a pro with this. I've seen chefs on TV use this technique, so I was familiar with it. The shrimp steamed beautifully on a bed of couscous. I did saute the onions first (personal preference) and I added lemon zest to the shrimp before the pesto. It was an easy, impressive dish. I used the microwave to heat the chicken stock in a measuring cup and mixed the couscous right into that, so there was very little cleanup. I will be making this again. Thanks so much for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pesto Shrimp With Couscous With Parchment Paper

    Serving Size: 1 (290 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 401.8
    Calories from Fat 105
    Total Fat 11.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.7 g
    Cholesterol 180.8 mg
    Sodium 485.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 41.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    Sugars 3.3 g
    Protein 31.2 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    sun-dried tomato pesto

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