Monday Night Meal: Smoky Shrimp with Couscous

It’s the start of a busy work week and that means it’s time for another Monday Night Meal. Laurie Crowell stopped but to make a delicious and simple recipe called, Smoky Shrimp with Couscous.

Smoky Shrimp with Couscous

3 TB olive oil
4 garlic cloves
1/2 C shallots
1 red bell pepper
2 C cherry tomatoes
2 C fresh spinach
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
Pinch of smoked paprika
1/2 tsp dried basil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 C dry white wine
1 lb shrimp, deveined

1. In a large sauté pan, heat oil over medium heat
2. Add shallots and bell pepper and sauté about two minutes. Add garlic and cook about 30 seconds longer
3. Add tomato, spices and spinach and sauté until tomatoes start to soften (about 2 minutes)
4. Add white wine, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until sauce is reduced almost by half
5. Add shrimp and simmer until shrimp is cooked through
6. In bowl, spoon couscous on left half of bowl, place shrimp and sauce on right half
*make couscous before starting shrimp

Basic Couscous

1 C chicken stock
1 tsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp. Dried basil
1/2 tsp. Dried onion flakes
Salt and pepper
Spoon of butter or olive oil
3/4 C couscous

1. Place all ingredients except couscous, into a medium saucepan with a tight fitting lid
2. Bring to a boil
3. Remove from heat, stir in couscous, mixing well
4. Put lid on and let sit until shrimp is ready
5. Fluff before serving

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