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.


Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

That looks so delicious. I totally think you could reduce the butter and make it even better for you although it's not terrible the way it is!

You take the best pictures.

Rebecca said...

i'm not one to buy real simple but my mom gave me a copy and they had a ton of great recipes!!

maybe i do need to look into get a subscription!