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couscous with shrimp and peas in a pot
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One Pot Couscous with Shrimp and Peas

One Pot Couscous with Shrimp and Peas - A simple dish made in 30 minutes from start to finish, featuring everyday ingredients but full of incredible flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute meals, couscous recipe, couscous with shrimp and peas
Servings: 4
Calories: 433kcal


  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined and tails on
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 cup couscous uncooked
  • 2 cups chicken broth low sodium
  • 1/2 cup peas frozen
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup pistachios chopped
  • parsley for ganish


  • Season shrimp with cumin, smoked paprika, salt and pepper and toss.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet. When oil is smoking hot add shrimp and cook for a minute or two on both sides, until pink. Remove shrimp from skillet and set aside.
  • Add chopped onion and bell pepper to skillet and saute until onion is translucent. Add garlic and raisins and cook for another minute.
  • Add couscous and chicken broth to the skillet and bring to a boil, then turn heat down. Cook couscous for about 10 minutes until all chicken broth is absorbed. Add frozen peas and cook for a couple more minutes until peas are no longer frozen.
  • Remove skillet from heat and add shrimp. Garnish with pistachios and parsley.


  1. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge up to 3 days. Couscous will reheat really well in the microwave! If you need an alternative heating method, you can reheat this dish on the stovetop in a skillet over medium-heat. Add a splash of broth to help everything reheat without drying up. Cover the skillet with a lid and keep a close eye on it as it reheats.


Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 928mg | Potassium: 579mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1348IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 5mg