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Mediterranean Shrimp and Couscous Saute
with kalamata olives / artichoke hearts / feta

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min
Packed with some of our favorite Mediterranean ingredients, this shrimp and couscous saute comes together in a flash.
Smarts: This is a great meal for using up leftover vegetables, so feel free to add in your favorites.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Mediterranean Shrimp and Couscous Saute:
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 lb
  • Bell pepper, green - 1, chopped
  • Bell pepper, red - 1, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Parsley - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Olives, Kalamata, pitted - 1/4 cup, sliced (sub any olives)
  • Artichoke hearts, marinated in oil - 1 cup, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Za'atar - 2 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/2 tsp
  • Couscous, cooked (ingredients listed separately) - ~3 cups
  • Vinegar, red wine - 2 tsp
  • Cheese, feta - 3 oz, crumbled
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
Couscous:
  • Stock, any type - 1 1/2 cups (sub water)
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp
  • Couscous, uncooked - 1 cup

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Prep

  1. Shrimp - Defrost, rinse, and pat dry. Season with some salt and pepper.
  2. Make couscous - Combine stock, salt, and butter in a saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in couscous and cover with lid. Let stand for ~5 minutes before fluffing with a fork. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Bell peppers / Garlic / Parsley / Olives / Artichoke hearts - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and then bell peppers to heated oil. Saute until soft, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add shrimp, garlic, za’atar, and red pepper flakes and saute until shrimp is cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in couscous, olives, artichoke hearts, and vinegar and cook just until everything is heated through.
  4. Season couscous with some salt and pepper. (You can also add some more vinegar and / or red pepper flakes if you’d like.)
  5. Crumble feta over couscous and top with lemon juice and parsley. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (40)
Gluten-free (5)
Paleo (14)
Vegetarian (20)

45 reviews

This was really good & gave us enough for leftovers! My husband and I are doing Whole30 and we desperately wanted something that wasn’t a salad or a hunk of meat with a side of veggies, and this fit the bill perfectly. I added sausage and cauliflower rice to help fill it out. If I were to make it again, I would use regular diced tomatoes instead of the fire roasted tomatoes (purely to satisfy my subjective tastes).

By: Brenda
Posted: Jan 26, 2021
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

This wasn't bad. I couldn't find Za'tar at my Vons grocery so I had to look online to find out what herbs/spices to mix to replicate it.

By: Amanda
Posted: Feb 19, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

I really appreciate the way cooksmarts helps me get outside my usual comfort zone and ruts. This is quite different than anything I would normally make and I really loved the combination of flavors and textures. I did the prep ahead of time, which made it really fast to put together the day of.

By: Scott
Posted: Jan 30, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was really yummy. It had a lot of flavor and was easy to make.

By: Julie
Posted: Jan 23, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Really surprised I liked this. Very different than other meals we make, but liked the change of pace.

By: Kellie
Posted: Jan 22, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Quick easy and delicious. I forgot to top with parsley but there were so many other great flavors that I didn’t miss it. Without the shrimp this could be a great side dish too.

By: Danielle
Posted: Jan 21, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful