couscous with shrimp and spicy tomatoes

Originally posted: Dec 2010

couscous with shrimp and spicy tomatoes

Simple and satisfying. Recipe adapted from Good Housekeeping (December 2010) to serve 1-2 people. Would make a good packed lunch too though you might want to separate the sauce and couscous and combine them when you are ready to serve.

Couscous with Shrimp and Spicy Tomatoes

Serves 1-2


  • Couscous – according to the instructions on my box –  2/3 cup couscous, 1 cup water. Made 2 portions.
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • Handful of sliced green beans (I used frozen)
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cup canned tomatoes
  • Handful of frozen shrimp/fresh shrimp
  • 1/2 onion, diced.
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • Salt, pepper to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  1. In microwave safe bowl, combine carrots and beans and 1 tablespoon water; cover with some vented plastic wrap and microwave on high for about 4-5 minutes till veggies are just tender.
  2. Prepare couscous according to label instructions.
  3. In frying pan, fry onions till golden, add red pepper flakes, cook 1 minute. Add veggies and tomatoes.
  4. Heat to boiling, then reduce heat and then reduce heat to medium. Add shrimp and cook.
  5. Season with salt, pepper. Sometimes I add a little sugar to balance the flavors.
  6. Serve over couscous.

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