What the Hell is Couscous

Walking through the organic food aisle in the supermarket I came across Couscous. I instantly thought of the dreaded Quinoa “challenge” and thought well at least it’s only a small 10 oz box. Cue the culinary challenge. I tossed a box in my cart (after all, it was only $1). At home I did a quick Google search and learned “Couscous is made from semolina, which is the hard part of the grain of hard wheat. Water is used to bind two different sizes of the husked and crushed semolina.” Verdict- this was delicious, my household loves couscous, and wondered why I only bought one box. Bon Appetit!

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 mushrooms (sliced)
  • ½ onion – minced
  • 1 clove garlic – minced
  • 1- 1/2 cups homemade chicken broth
  • 1 box of couscous
  • Shrimp
  • Green beans
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

Heat butter and oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened.  Add the broth to the mushroom mixture and bring to a boil. Add couscous. Stir to combine. Cover pan and remove from heat. Set aside until liquid has half absorbed (approximately five minutes). Added green beans and seasoned raw shrimp. Mix well and stir until shrimp are pink. Garnish with basil and serve.

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