Lemony Shrimp with Beans and Couscous

I’ve been pulling recipes from Real Simple for years now and one of the old recipes I pulled is for Lemony Shrimp with Beans and couscous.  This recipe does call for a few pats of butter so it’s not totally calorie friendly!  But, if you reduce the butter I think it would taste just as good.  Yum!
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Lemony Shrimp with Beans and Cous Cous
  • 1 10 ounce box couscous
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 4 scallions chopped
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
  • 1 15.5 ounce can rinsed cannellini beans
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • Bring two cups of water to a boil in a saucepan.  Stir in the couscous and 1/4 tsp salt. Cover and let sit off the heat for 5 minutes.  Fluff with a fork before serving.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp of the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add the garlic and scallions and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the shrimp and stir until they turn opaque and pink.  This should take about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the beans, parsley, lemon juice the remaining butter and 1 t salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.  Cook until it is heated through.  This should take about 3 minutes. 

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Nutritionals:  Cals: 395, Fat: 11.1, Carbs:40 ,Fiber: 6.2, Protein: 32.7.