The name says it all! Not only was this a super simple meal, but it is packed with flavor and a real crowd pleaser. My husband loved it! So if your family loves couscous, then give it a try! Make it your own my changing up the veggies, but I highly recommend keeping the leeks - they give such a great onion-garlicky flavor to the dish.
Easy Skillet Shrimp and Couscous
recipe from http://www.marthastewart.com/313967/shrimp-with-couscous?czone=food%2Fdinner-tonight-center%2Fdinner-tonight-main-courses&gallery=274502&slide=256410¢er=276948
2 T olive oil
1 1/2 lbs medium shrimp, shelled and deveined (I bought mine frozen and defrosted them according to the package directions)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 leeks, sliced into 1/2 inch half-moons
2 carrots, shredded
4-5 cloves of garlic, sliced
1 cup of couscous (I used whole wheat couscous)
2 cups of boiling water
1 cup of frozen peas
Preheat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 T of olive oil and the shrimp. Season with salt and pepper to taste and cook until just cooked, about 3- 5minutes. You will need to keep an eye on them and move them around in the pan as to not overcook.
and cook, stirring often, until leeks are tender, about 5 minutes.
Stir in couscous, peas, and 2 cups boiling water (I boiled mine in the microwave). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 5 minutes.