Thursday, July 28, 2011

Couscous Paella with Shrimp

This is a great summer recipe! Love all of the different flavors and it all cooks in one skillet!

Couscous Paella with Shrimp

1 TBSP olive oil 
1 medium onion, chopped 
3 garlic cloves, chopped 
1 medium red pepper, chopped 
1 medium yellow pepper, chopped 
1/2 tsp salt 
1/2 tsp black pepper 
1/2 tsp dried thyme 
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 
1/2 tsp ground turmeric 
1 14 1/2 oz can chicken broth 
10 oz frozen peas, thawed 
1 1/2 lbs large shrimp, shelled and cleaned 
10 oz plain couscous 
1/2 c pitted black olives, sliced  

Heat oil in a large heavy bottom pot over medium high heat. Add onion, garlic and peppers. Cook for 8 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally. 

Add salt, black pepper, thyme, red pepper flakes and turmeric. Stir in broth, 1 c water and the peas. Bring to a simmer and add shirmp. Simmer, covered, for 2 minutes or until shrimp is cooked through. 

Remove from heat; stir in couscous. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. To serve, fluff with a fork and garnish with olives.  


  1. My goodness this looks amazing. I can't wait to get into the bakery tomorrow where I will have a kitchen and can have a real meal again.

    I don't have a skype line yet but I will get one tomorrow when we get to the bakery. Today we just explored Roskilde because I was afraid, after the ride from the airport to the hotel, that I'd hate it here. I like it now, I just miss my family SO MUCH.

    How're you guys?

    PS You should watch Downton Abbey (sp?) on Netflix. Just one season out, but I love it! A little slow at first but gets much better.

  2. Yum! Do you think you could use quinoa instead of cous cous? I can't wait to try this out! I stopped by from "it's a keeper". Check out my recipe

  3. Yummy! That looks delicious. Light and delicious, perfect for this hot weather we've been having. If you'd like, I wanted to invite you over to share your best recipes at my new link party, Recipe Sharing Monday. I'd love for you to join in the fun :o)