Moroccan Shrimp Stew


This Moroccan-inspired stew has a hearty tomato sauce base and is loaded with fresh garlic, onion, and red and green bell peppers. The harissa adds the right amount of peppery smoke flavor that will have your taste buds dancing. Garnish with fresh thyme if you like. Serve with jasmine rice and naan bread.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil, or more as needed

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped

  • 2 medium carrots, sliced

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons harissa paste

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 2 cups shrimp stock, or more as needed

  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 2 teaspoons sea salt


  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add carrots and bell peppers; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in garlic and 1 tablespoon harissa; mix well. Pour in fire-roasted tomatoes with liquid and stir to combine. Mix in tomato paste and remaining 1 tablespoon harissa until well combined.

  2. Pour in stock slowly, stirring constantly, to ensure that all ingredients are well mixed together. Add garbanzo beans. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes. If stew appears too dry, add a few more tablespoons stock if needed.

  3. Add shrimp and salt. Mix well. Cover and cook until shrimp are bright pink on the outside and the meat is opaque, about 10 minutes. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp.

Cook's Note:

You can use chicken stock instead of shrimp stock.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

242 Calories
7g Fat
27g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 1560mg 68%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 54mg 269%
Calcium 90mg 7%
Iron 11mg 59%
Potassium 724mg 15%

* 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.

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