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Quick One Pot Shrimp & Pearl Couscous: Mediterranean Diet

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Calories 394
Protein 31g
Fat 9g
Carbs 40g
Total Time 30 minutes

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Quick One Pot Shrimp & Pearl Couscous: Mediterranean Diet

Ingredients

Mediterranean Shrimp & Couscous
Ingredients for 4 servings

  • Shrimp
    • 1 1/2 lb raw shrimp
    • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
    • sea salt & pepper
  • spray avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 cup  uncooked pearl (Israeli) couscous
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 cups no-salt added chicken broth
  • 1 can (14.5oz) diced (fire roasted) tomatoes
  • fresh basil to taste, chopped or roughly pulled
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • fresh lemon juice to taste
  • Garnish
    • fresh parsley, chopped
Steps
  1. In a bowl, mix together the ingredients for the shrimp and set aside to marinate while you continue cooking.
  2. Place skillet or pan on HIGH heat.  Once hot, lightly spray with oil, then toss in bell peppers.  Sear for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the edges have browned and the veggies are crisp-tender.  Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Reduce heat to MEDIUM.  (Note: make sure the pot is NOT still super hot before proceeding with the next steps)  Add couscous and oil.  Toast the couscous for about 1 minute or 2, until the outside is golden brown.  While the couscous toasts, sprinkle in remaining Italian seasoning and garlic and stir.
  4. Pour in the chicken stock.  Reduce the heat to a low simmer, then cover and cook for 6 – 8 minutes, until about 90% of the liquid has been absorbed by the couscous.
  5. Add tomatoes, shrimp and peppers to the skillet.  Stir well, ensuring nothing is burning.  Cover and cook for an additional 5 to 7 minutes until the shrimp has cooked through.
  6. Garnish and enjoy!
    Mediterranean Shrimp & Couscous

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Calories
394
Protein
31g
Fat
9g
Carbs
40g
Sodium
Fiber
4g
Sugar
5g