Shrimp Scampi with Lemon Couscous Recipe
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Shrimp Scampi with Lemon Couscous Recipe

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With just a few minutes of prep work, this makes an eye-catching entree. “I sometimes add a handful of halved grape tomatoes to the pan during the last minute of cooking,” says Diana Santospago of Isle au Haut, Maine. “It’s a very pretty, tasty dish.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 1 cup uncooked couscous
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, divided
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 pounds cooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup white wine or additional chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 379 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 254 mg cholesterol, 624 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, bring broth and 1 tablespoon lemon juice to a boil. Stir in couscous, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon parsley and lemon peel. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, stir oil and remaining butter over medium-high heat until butter is melted. Add garlic; cook and stir until tender. Add shrimp; cook for 1 minute on each side or until shrimp turn pink.
  3. Add the wine, salt, pepper and remaining lemon juice; cook 2-3 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve with couscous. Sprinkle with cheese and remaining parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp Scampi with Lemon Couscous in Simple & Delicious May/June 2007, p28

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jun. 16, 2014

"This was excellent! The only differences was that I chopped up some wild onions and more onions from the garden plus the garlic. I added maybe 1/2 tsp more lemon juice also"

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

"Very easy and great flavor on the shrimp. The couscous are pretty plain on their own, but once you pour the extra sauce from the shrimp on top of it, they're amazing."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"The couscous was not flavorful enough. I added more lemon juice, salt and pepper. It would have been better with another herb."

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"Delicious and relatively easy to make. Everyone who tastes it ends up asking for the recipe."

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