Monday, September 13, 2010

Couscous 'N' Garlic Shrimp Recipe


The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Couscous 'N' Garlic Shrimp Recipe. Enjoy tasty Middle Eastern food and learn how to make delicious Couscous 'N' Garlic Shrimp.  

Couscous, a tender grain similar to rice, is a great side for any meaty main dish. In this recipe, it's flavored by tasty sauteed shrimp, garlic, spinach, and a touch of zesty lemon juice to create a blend of flavors you and your family will love. Top serving bowls off with olives, parsley, and shredded Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients

24 fresh or frozen large shrimp (about 1 lb.)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried tarragon, crushed
1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
1/4 tsp. Old Bay seasoning or celery salt
1 5.6-oz. pkg. toasted pine nut-flavored couscous mix
1-1/4 cups chicken broth
1 8-oz. jar oil-packed dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
2/3 cup sliced green onions
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 6-oz. pkg. fresh baby spinach
12 pitted olives, halved
1 Tbsp. snipped fresh parsley (optional)
Shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein, if necessary. Rinse shrimp; pat dry. Place shrimp in a large self-sealing plastic bag. Add oil, garlic, tarragon, thyme, and Old Bay seasoning. Seal bag and turn to coat shrimp evenly. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.

2. Prepare couscous according to package directions using the 1-1/4 cups broth in place of water. Stir tomatoes and onions into couscous. Set aside. In a bowl combine lemon juice and butter; set aside. In a large skillet cook and stir shrimp with marinade over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimp turn opaque. Pour half of the butter mixture over shrimp. To serve, divide spinach among individual bowls. Spoon couscous mixture on spinach. Arrange shrimp on couscous; spoon remaining butter mixture over all. Sprinkle with olives, parsley (if desired), and Parmesan. Makes 4 to 6 servings

recipe source BHG.com

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