Spiced Couscous with Shrimp and Chermoula

Take the hassle out of making Spiced Couscous and Shrimp at home with the pure flavor of McCormick® herbs and spices. A blend of turmeric, cinnamon and cumin lends warmth to a traditional homemade Chermoula – a Moroccan herb sauce typically served with seafood. Layer sauce, couscous and shrimp in a bowl for a Moroccan-inspired meal worth gathering around the table for. 

Serves: 4
  • Spice Blend:
  • Chermoula:
  • Spiced Couscous:
  • Shrimp:
15 mins Prep time 10 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
10 mins Cook time
  • For the Spice Blend, mix all ingredients in small bowl. Set aside.

  • For the Chermoula, Place cilantro, garlic and lemon juice in blender container; cover. Blend until almost smooth. Gradually add oil with machine running. Blend until smooth. Mix in 1 1/4 teaspoons of the Spice Blend. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

  • For the Couscous, bring water to boil in small saucepan. Stir in remaining ingredients and another 1 1/4 teaspoons of the Spice Blend. Cover. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.

  • For the Shrimp, toss shrimp with remaining Spice Blend in medium bowl until evenly coated. Heat oil in medium skillet on high heat. Add shrimp; cook 1 minute per side or just until shrimp turn pink.

  • To serve, spoon Chermoula into serving bowl. Top with couscous and shrimp. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

Cooking tip

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 422Calories: 422Cholesterol: 84mg
  • Sodium: 408mgProtein: 14g
  • Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 4g
  • Fiber: 2gCarbohydrate: 33g