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Shrimp Scampi with Lemon Couscous

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

Ingredients

  • 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 zest
  • 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

Directions

  • 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 zest. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 379 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 254mg cholesterol, 624mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein.

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