Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Seafood Couscous Paella Recipe

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The Moroccan Food Kitchen, the home of tasty Moroccan food recipe, invites you to try  Seafood Couscous Paella Recipe . Enjoy our collection of traditional Moroccan Food Recipes and learn how to make  Seafood Couscous Paella Recipe .

Whole-wheat couscous soaks up this savory saffron-infused broth.

2 servings, 1 1/2 cups each
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Pinch of crumbled saffron threads
1 cup no-salt-added diced tomatoes, with juice
1/4 cup vegetable broth
4 ounces bay scallops, tough muscle removed
4 ounces small shrimp, (41-50 per pound), peeled and deveined
1/2 cup whole-wheat couscous


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Add garlic, thyme, fennel seed, salt, pepper and saffron; cook for 20 seconds.

Stir in tomatoes and broth. Bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes.

Increase heat to medium, stir in scallops and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes more. Stir in couscous. Cover, remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes; fluff.


Per serving: 409 calories; 7 g fat ( 1 g sat , 4 g mono ); 103 mg cholesterol; 59 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 29 g protein; 10 g fiber; 584 mg sodium; 399 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (40% daily value), Selenium (43% dv), Vitamin A (15% dv), Iron (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 vegetable, 3 very lean meat, 1 fat

From EatingWell: October/November 2006

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