Shrimp Couscous Salad

Good day TQF followers, another amazing and nutritious recipe for you guys to all try. This one is for my shrimp lovers and let’s be honest, who doesn’t like shrimp?! A quick personal tip you have access… Trader Joe’s has a great Argentina Red Shrimp in the frozen section for a decent price and it tastes amazing. Now,  let’s get cook’n. 

What you need to do:

  • In a bowl, mix together shrimps, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and mixed herbs. Season with salt and pepper and let it marinate while you cook the couscous.
  • Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan over high heat; once hot, toss in bell peppers. Sear for 3-4 minutes, or until the edges are browned.
  • Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add the shrimps and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often, until cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Reduce the heat to medium, and let the pan cool slightly. Add couscous and toast for 1 minute. Season with mixed herbs and add in the minced garlic. Mix well.
  • Now pour in the chicken stock, then reduce the heat to a low simmer.
  • Cook covered for 6-8 minutes, until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Add in the chopped tomatoes, cooked shrimps, peppers, lemon juice and zest. Stir well, then cover to cook for another 5 minutes until everything is heated.
  • Garnish with basil and serve

What you need:

  • 11.5 oz. (330g) shrimps, raw
  • 2tbsp.oliveoil
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. mixed herbs
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup (160g) couscous, uncooked
  • 1 1⁄2 tbsp. mixed herbs seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (240ml) chicken stock, hot
  • 1 can (14oz. /400g) chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest 
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • bunch fresh basil

Serves: 4 
Prep: 10 mins 
Cook: 25 mins

Nutrition per serving: 

349 kcal 
8g Fats
44g Carbs 
25g Protein