Take the hassle out of making Spiced Couscous and Shrimp at home with the pure flavor of McCormick® herbs and spices. A blend of turmeric, cinnamon and cumin lends warmth to a traditional homemade Chermoula--a Moroccan herb sauce typically served with seafood. Layer sauce, couscous and shrimp in a bowl for a Moroccan-inspired meal worth gathering around the table for.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Spice Blend:
Chermoula:
Spiced Couscous:
Shrimp:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • For the Spice Blend, mix all ingredients in small bowl. Set aside.

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  • For the Chermoula, place cilantro, garlic and lemon juice in blender container; cover. Blend until almost smooth. Gradually add oil with machine running. Blend until smooth. Mix in 1 1/4 teaspoons of the Spice Blend. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

  • For the Couscous, bring water to boil in small saucepan. Stir in remaining ingredients and another 1 1/4 teaspoons of the Spice Blend. Cover. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.

  • For the Shrimp, toss shrimp with remaining Spice Blend in medium bowl until evenly coated. Heat oil in medium skillet on high heat. Add shrimp; cook 1 minute per side or just until shrimp turn pink.

  • To serve, spoon Chermoula into serving bowl. Top with couscous and shrimp. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

415 calories; protein 14g; carbohydrates 32.3g; fat 25.8g; cholesterol 86.3mg; sodium 404.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2017
This was a big hit - there were no leftovers. The only change I made was a reduction in the spices only because I discovered I was low on cumin too late. I will make this again and use the recommended amounts. My guest has already requested the recipe!! Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2017
This was a big hit - there were no leftovers. The only change I made was a reduction in the spices only because I discovered I was low on cumin too late. I will make this again and use the recommended amounts. My guest has already requested the recipe!! Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2020
it was my very first Moroccan dish and I was pretty appreciated it. I made a little bit change ( I didn't have enough olive oil ) so in my Chermoula I replaced the olive oil with Canola Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2019
I love this dish. It was a hit with my husband and kids too. The only thing I added was a bit if yogurt dipping sauce that I whipped up using the same spice mixture. I didn t get a picture unfortunately. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2020
Phenomenal!! The only change we made was doubling the quantity of shrimp and grilling them ... everyone was raving how good it was. Definitely will make this again! Read More
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