Easy Shellfish Couscous Recipe

I can eat couscous everyday when it has two of my favorite shell fish in it: Shrimp and Mussel…

Couscous has been always my favorite quick fix meals. Each time I make couscous, I throw different ingredients to it like chicken, veggies, dates, nuts and sea food. Among them, couscous combined with shell fish is my most preferred way of devouring it. I added two of my my favorite shell fish: shrimp and mussels. This is a complete meal that can be made effortlessly in very less time. This could be made ahead of time and refrigerated to enjoy for next day lunch.

Shellfish Couscous:

Ingredients:

  • Shrimp, deveined, de shelled, large- 15
  • Mussels, cleaned- 15
  • Onion, chopped- 2
  • Tomato, chopped-1
  • Ginger-Garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Green chili, chopped- 1
  • Garam Masala- 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder- 1 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Fennel powder- 2 tsp
  • Cilantro, chopped- 1 handful
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Couscous- 11 4/ cups
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Salt- to taste

Instruction

  • Devein and de shell the shrimp and wash it under running water.
  • Clean the mussels and wash under running water.

  • Place a wide non-stick pan over medium heat, add oil to it.
  • Add the chopped onions to it followed by little salt, let it turn translucent.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and green chili saute for few minutes.
  • Add chopped tomato and let it get mashed.
  • Add the garam masala and saute for a minute.
  • Add chili powder, turmeric powder, fennel powder, salt and combine well.
  • Add the shrimp and mussels, cover with the lid and let the shell fish cook for about 10 minutes or so.

  • If the mixture is getting dry, add little water to it.
  • Add the chopped cilantro and combine everything.
  • Once the shell fish has cooked well, pour 1 cup water to it.
  • Let the water come to a rolling boil.
  • Add 1 1/4 cups couscous, immediately cover the pan with its lid and remove the pan from the stove.

  • Let it stand for 3-4 minutes.
  • Open the pan, combine the couscous with a fork.
  • Serve the couscous on a plate topped with shrimp and mussels.

Tips:

  • You could make this with boneless chicken.
  • Make sure the chicken has cooked well before you add couscous.
  • Adjust the spice level according to your needs.
  • You could even add crab to this.

 

Easy Shellfish Couscous Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • Shrimp, deveined, de shelled, large- 15
  • Mussels, cleaned- 15
  • Onion, chopped- 2
  • Tomato, chopped-1
  • Ginger-Garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Green chili, chopped- 1
  • Garam Masala- ½ tsp
  • Chili powder- 1½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Fennel powder- 2 tsp
  • Cilantro, chopped- 1 handful
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Couscous- 11 4/ cups
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Salt- to taste
Instructions
  1. Devein and de shell the shrimp and wash it under running water.
  2. Clean the mussels and wash under running water.
  3. Place a wide non-stick pan over medium heat, add oil to it.
  4. Add the chopped onions to it followed by little salt, let it turn translucent.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste and green chili saute for few minutes.
  6. Add chopped tomato and let it get mashed.
  7. Add the garam masala and saute for a minute.
  8. Add chili powder, turmeric powder, fennel powder, salt and combine well.
  9. Add the shrimp and mussels, cover with the lid and let the shell fish cook for about 10 minutes or so.
  10. If the mixture is getting dry, add little water to it.
  11. Add the chopped cilantro and combine everything.
  12. Once the shell fish has cooked well, pour 1 cup water to it.
  13. Let the water come to a rolling boil.
  14. Add 1¼ cups couscous, immediately cover the pan with its lid and remove the pan from the stove.
  15. Let it stand for 3-4 minutes.
  16. Open the pan, combine the couscous with a fork.
  17. Serve the couscous on a plate topped with shrimp and mussels.
Notes
You could make this with boneless chicken.
Make sure the chicken has cooked well before you add couscous.
Adjust the spice level according to your needs.
You could even add crab to this.

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