Shrimp with Fruited Couscous


This easy shrimp changes expectations on recipes worthy of backyard barbecues. An herb-yogurt-balsamic marinade brings a pop of tangy flavor to the skewered seafood. Serve on a bed of so-simple couscous dotted with orange peel and dried cherries.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Additional Time:
57 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
4 servings


  • 20 fresh or frozen large shrimp in shells

  • 1 (5.3 ounce) container VOSKOS® Nonfat Vanilla Greek Yogurt

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

Fruited Couscous:

  • ¾ cup chicken broth

  • cup orange juice

  • ¾ cup couscous

  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded orange peel

  • ¼ cup sliced green onions

  • ¼ cup snipped dried cherries


  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact (if desired). Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Place shrimp in a resealable plastic bag.

  2. Combine the VOSKOS® Nonfat Vanilla Greek Yogurt, water, balsamic vinegar, vegetable oil, and rosemary in a bowl. Pour more than half of the mixture over the shrimp in the resealable bag; seal bag. Turn bag to combine mixture and coat shrimp. Marinate shrimp for 30 to 60 minutes in the refrigerator, turning occasionally. Reserve remaining marinade; chill.

  3. Drain shrimp, discarding marinade. Thread shrimp on four 12-inch skewers leaving a 1/4-inch space between shrimp. For a charcoal grill, place skewers on the grill rack; cover and grill directly over medium coals for 5 to 8 minutes or until shrimp are opaque, turning once and brushing with reserved marinade after turning. Discard remaining marinade. (For gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place skewers on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as directed.) Serve with couscous.

  4. Fruited Couscous: Combine chicken broth and orange juice; bring to boiling. Stir in couscous; cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in orange peel, green onions, and dried cherries. Serve with shrimp.


Tip: To broil shrimp, prepare as directed above. Place skewers on unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat for 5 to 8 minutes or until opaque, turning once and brushing with reserved marinade after turning.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

318 Calories
5g Fat
42g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 318
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 206mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 278mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.