426 – Couscous Shrimp Salad / سلطة الكسكس بالجمبري

Apr 10, 2016 | Couscous, Salads

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Veggies Ingredients:

  • 1 celery stick
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper
  • 6-7 cherry tomatoes
  • A handful of finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 preserved lemon (skin only)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Shrimp ingredients:

  • 10 large shrimp
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 6 hole garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Red chili flakes (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  • 2 cups cold cooked couscous (amount to your taste)

Directions :

A – Prepare the Veggies
1- Trim the leafy part of the celery stick, slice the celery stick lengthwise, and dice into small pieces.
2- Cut the cucumber lengthwise, slice into thin sticks, and dice into small pieces.
3- Slice off the top of the red pepper, pull out the seeds, cut the peppers in half and remove the white inner strips. 4- Slice the pepper half into thin strips and chop into small pieces.
5- Do the same with the yellow bell pepper.
6- Chop the cherry tomatoes into quarters.
7- Finely chop the cilantro.
8- Remove the pulp of the preserved lemon, we are only using the skin. Chop it finely.
9- Here are all our ingredients: cucumber, red pepper, celery, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, yellow pepper, and preserved lemon.
10- Mix all the vegies together.
11- Add olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix.

B – Cook the Shrimp
1- On medium heat, heat the olive oil in a cazuela or skillet.
2- Add the garlic cloves and cook for a few minutes so all the garlic flavors infuse the oil.
3- Add the shrimp to the cazuela. Sprinkle salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and lemon zest. Mix and cook for a few minutes until the shrimp changes color and becomes opaque.
4- Once done, remove the shrimp from the oil and reserve.

C – Mix It All
1- In a large plate, mix the veggies with cold cooked couscous. Click the link on the screen to learn how to cook couscous.
2- Add the shrimp and continue mixing.
And that’s it – plate in a large glass, decorate with a whole shrimp and cilantro, and serve right away.
Hmmm…. So yummy! Bon appetite!

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