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Shrimp with Couscous and Broccoli
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Garlic Butter Shrimp Couscous with Broccoli

When we want to whip up a weeknight dinner in just a few minutes, shrimp are the perfect solution. Pescanova's toss-and-serve shrimp in their own salted butter and garlic sauce are the star of this recipe, paired with lightly-charred broccoli and pearl couscous.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Fish
Servings: 4
Author: Emily Clifton, Nerds with Knives


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 ½ cups pearl or Israeli couscous
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth (or vegetable/fish broth or water)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 small head broccoli florets and tender stems cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 packet Pescanova Salted Butter and Garlic Shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped chives, basil and/or parsley


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add the couscous and cook, stirring often, until the grains turn light brown and begin to smell toasty, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the stock (or water), season with salt and pepper and brink the liquid to a boil. Lower the heat to medium and cook until all the liquid is absorbed, 10-12 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside.
  • While the couscous is cooking, heat the other tablespoon of oil in a medium skillet set on medium-high. Add the broccoli and cook, tossing often, until the broccoli chars in spots and becomes tender, 5-6 minutes.
  • Lower the heat to medium, and add the shrimp and flavored butter pats from the bag, and toss until the shrimp is fully cooked and everything is coated in the flavored butter sauce.
  • Add the couscous and toss until combined. Stir in lemon juice and fresh herbs and transfer to a serving platter.
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