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Shrimp and Scallop Couscous Recipe

Shrimp and Scallop Couscous Recipe

This quick and satisfying skillet dish is a favorite. It uses up summer veggies in a sensational blend of flavors. Round out the meal with garlic bread sticks. —Marvin Meuser Jr., Princeton, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 medium zucchini, julienned
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 pound bay scallops
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked couscous
  • Thinly sliced fresh basil leaves, optional


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute zucchini and green pepper in oil until tender. Add the tomatoes, onions, basil, chili powder, garlic and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • 2. Stir in the shrimp, scallops, salt and pepper. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and scallops are opaque. Serve with couscous. Garnish with sliced basil if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 1 cup (calculated without couscous): 201 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 342mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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Reviewed Aug. 30, 2013

"My family loves this recipe. It has lots of fresh vegetables that make it colorful and full of flavor. A great recipe for summer"

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2011

"Boring! And a waste of shrimp and scallops. Sorry to be harsh. But we did not care for this at all."

Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"Loved the flavors."

Reviewed Aug. 23, 2010

"ver little flavor. Will use more herbs next time, maybe a regular onion instead of green onions, too."

Reviewed Aug. 23, 2010

"We enjoyed this recipe and I thought it was easy to make. I accidentally used less tomatoes, but I still didn't feel that there was enough liquid in the pan to "boil" and "simmer" so I added water in to help the process. We used couscous which gave it fantastic texture."

Reviewed Aug. 14, 2010

"This had very little taste. I made the recipe as written except for leaving out the shrimp. I served over rice. It had bite from the chili powder but just didn't make me enjoy the tastes."

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2010

"This was just OK for us. Also, I think the prep time is low if you are chopping everything by hand (It took about 1 hour 15 minutes from when I started to put dinner on the table, but that does include peeling and deveining the shrimp). 3 teaspoons of chili powder seemed excessive (and we like spicy), so we used 1 teaspoon of chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, which seemed right after tasting. Also added 3 more garlic cloves and used 1/4 cup of chopped each of fresh oregano and basil from the summer garden. Used shrimp only (1 lb) and served over rice. Leftovers reheat well."

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

"So easy and So quick. Great taste. Everyone who had it wanted the recipe. I served it over rice."

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