Mediterranean Shrimp Couscous Recipe
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Mediterranean Shrimp Couscous Recipe

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“This is a low fat, flavorful recipe that my family loves!” It's light and elegant and all the flavors work really well together; you'll be proud to serve this dish to your friends and family. Heather Carroll - Colorado Springs, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallot
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1/2 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked couscous
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 385 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 143 mg cholesterol, 619 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute the shrimp, shallot and garlic in 1 tablespoon oil until shrimp turn pink. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, cook and stir the zucchini, wine, tomatoes and capers until zucchini is tender. Add spinach; cook just until wilted. Add broth and bring to a boil. Stir in couscous. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
  3. Whisk the lemon juice, vinegar and remaining oil; add to the pan. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese, the seasonings and reserved shrimp mixture; cook and stir over low heat until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mediterranean Shrimp Couscous in Healthy Cooking February/March 2009, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 385 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 143 mg cholesterol, 619 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 2 fat.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Feb. 26, 2010

"This simple to prepare dish makes a big impression at the table! I made this for my family, but it would make a nice dish to serve to company. I did make a few changes to the original recipe. First, I omitted the salt since the feta, sun dried tomatoes, capers and even the shrimp are already salted. I added 1/4 cup chopped Kalamata olives and fresh chopped basil right before serving."

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Reviewed Aug. 19, 2009

"Sounds quiet tasty. Will have to make it sometime."

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