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Spiced Couscous with Shrimp and Chermoula
main dishes

Spiced Couscous with Shrimp and Chermoula

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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. 

  • 15m

    prep time

  • 10m

    Cook Time

  • 422

    Calories

  • 15

    Ingredients

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Ingredients

4

Servings

Spice Blend

Chermoula

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Spiced Couscous

  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup couscous
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Shrimp

  • 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  • 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.

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