Spicy Couscous With Shrimp Chicken and Chorizo ..aka Yum!

"I just had to add this recipe! My husband and I love it and we absolutely cook it at least once a month..if not more! It can get kind of spicy so beware of how much spice you like and alter the amount! This recipe is based off of one I saw on the Rachael Ray talk show..but I never could find the actual recipe so its just what I can remember from some notes I jotted down!! ** I usually don't have the Saffron and this is just as great without it, so don't fret if you don't have that spice because its outrageously expensive!"
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  • Heat the EVOO over medium-high heat in a deep skillet- make sure the pan has a tight fitting lid.
  • Add the chorizo, cook for 1 minute to render some of the fat, then add the chicken, bay leaf, thyme and onions.
  • Cook for 2 minutes to start softening the onions, then add the Shrimp, Red Pepper Flakes, garlic, Jalapenos, tumeric and saffron, and cook until the shrimp are just about cooked through (about 3 minutes) Season with salt and pepper then add the stock.
  • Bring Stock to a boil then stir in the couscous, pea's and lemon zest. Cover and turn off heat. Let stand for 5 minutes then fluff with fork remove bay leaf and thyme stems and your ready to eat!
  • Enjoy.

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  1. This is really delicious, and is quick to prepare and cook. My husband son agree that it is really tasty. I didn't have pepper flakes but I had a red pepper which I chopped up and added. Neither did I have fresh jalepenos but I added 2 spoonfuls from a jar of chopped jalepenos. Didn't have the saffron either! Thankyou for sharing this great recipe. it will be in my regular repertoire from now on.


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