Wednesday, February 27, 2008

On My Hearth: Gingery Shrimp and Couscous

You all know how much I love shrimp so this simple recipe with the addition of ginger, another one of my favorites, is right up my alley!

Gingery Shrimp and Couscous
from Real Simple

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 tablespoons finely chopped ginger
1 cup white wine
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
8 ounces snow peas, cut in half on the diagonal
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 10-ounce box (1 1/2 cups) couscous

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Stir in the garlic and ginger and cook 2 minutes. Add the wine and bring to a boil. Nestle the shrimp in the onions and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the snow peas and stir to combine. Continue cooking until the shrimp are bright pink and cooked through, about 2 minutes. Stir in the cilantro, salt, and pepper.

Meanwhile, cook the couscous according to the package directions. Divide the couscous among individual bowls and spoon the shrimp and snow peas over the top.

Upgrade: Replace the couscous with brown rice or barley for a healthy whole-grain lift.

Yield: Makes 4 servings

CALORIES 499(14% from fat); FAT 8g (sat 0g); SUGAR 4g; PROTEIN 34g; CHOLESTEROL 172mg; SODIUM 419mg; FIBER 5g; CARBOHYDRATE 65g


TorAa said...

That's a favourite,
says me from Norway.

scroll down some posts on my blog, and you see;))

kim said...

That looks GOOD.