Shrimp Couscous with Grilled Eggpant andĀ Peppers

January  6, 2010
3 Ratings
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

I made this for my dinner last night - so the recipe serves 1. If you'd like to feed, say, your family, just multiply by the number of people involved! I grilled my eggplant and pepper for this recipe, but if you don't have a grill at the constant ready, you can also broil or sear them (though the flavor from the grill adds a whole 'nuther dimension of flavor). Also, I would have used lemon thyme had my plant not succumbed to the heat last summer, so I used my regular thyme. Either will work, but given a choice, choose lemon. —aargersi

What You'll Need
  • 2 thick slices of eggplant
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 4 large shrimp - peeled and cleaned
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat couscous
  • 3/4 cup seafood stock
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted slivered almonds
  • fresh black pepper
  • 2 green onions - chopped
  1. Heat the grill to med-high. Brush the eggplant and pepper with 1 tablespoons olive oil, squeeze juice from half the lemon over them, and spinkle them with salt. Grill them until they have a nice char but are not completely cooked. Bring them in and cut them into bite size pieces.
  2. Heat the rest of the olive oil to medium, and add the garlic and shrimp. Cook until the shrimp are just pink but not completely cooked.
  3. Add the stock and thyme, a couple of grinds of pepper, bring to a simmer, and add the couscous. Stir, turn off the heat and leave covered for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the eggplant, peppers and juice from the other half of the lemon, as well as the green onion, and cover for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  5. Spoon into a bowl, top with toasted slivered almonds, serve and enjoy!

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  • shayma
  • aargersi
  • nannydeb

Recipe by: aargersi

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6 Reviews

puglia4foodies January 25, 2010
All the ingredients in this recipe are my favorite ones! will definetely try! can I also add raisins? i would also add raisins...i put them almost everywhere!
aargersi January 25, 2010
I love raisins too - yes! Add them! let me know what you think about the results ... I am guessing they will be tasty
mariaraynal January 14, 2010
Delicious. I echo your vote for lemon thyme. Such an underused, unappreciated herb.
shayma January 12, 2010
i like how you use whole wheat couscous, the pairing of shrimp and coucous is a nice one- the addition of slivered almonds rounds the dish off nicely. this is a lovely recipe.
aargersi January 11, 2010
Ha! I just realized I typoed Grilled Eggpant. I am not sure eggs have pants? So use eggplant instead.
nannydeb January 6, 2010
This looks fabulous! I would be cooking it for one (me) also so the small recipe is appreciated.