Scrumptious Pan-Seared Shrimp With Couscous [Recipe]
Delicious & Healthy Pan-Seared Shrimp With Couscous
As someone who enjoys good food, there are probably times where just don’t feel like cooking. Sometimes you want to enjoy a delicious and healthy dinner, but you don’t want to spend a lot of time fussing over it.
That makes perfect sense. After all, who wants to come home from work, only to spend an hour laboring away in the kitchen when they’re tired and hungry?
So then you end up reaching for something a bit less-than-delicious… and less-than-healthy…Sleep Like a Baby: Using This Blend of Exotic Herbs and Spices
Like a frozen pizza (which is always a disappointing experience, in my opinion)… or a can of soup or chili… or some instant ramen. 🙁
(I mean, that stuff was fine when you were in college, but now? You deserve better!)
You have dinner on the table in less than fifteen minutes. It really doesn’t get better than that.
And unlike your sad frozen pizza or canned soup, this recipe is INCREDIBLY delicious. Plus, it’s actually good for you!
When you combine fast & easy… scrumptious… and good for you… you have a winning combination that will work on ANY weeknight.
FTH’s Fast & Easy Pan-Seared Shrimp with Couscous
(Low GI, Mediterranean)
- 12 oz shrimp, thawed
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 cup dry whole grain couscous
- 1 ½ cups vegetable broth
- 1 small zucchini, chopped
- 1 tomato, diced
- 3 cups of spinach, chopped
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
1) Prepare couscous by bringing vegetable broth to a boil. Add couscous, cover, and remove from heat. Let sit for 10 minutes.
2) Heat up olive oil in a skillet. Add garlic and shrimp and cook until shrimp is almost opaque, about 3 to 5 minutes.
3) Add zucchini, tomato, and spinach to skillet. Stir until softened and spinach is just wilted.
4) Fluff couscous with a fork and top with shrimp and vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve hot.
Tiny Shrimp Pack A Big Nutritional Punch
You might not think too much about shrimp. After all, they’re most often served as an appetizer… or to accompany pasta.
But in reality, these little guys hold quite a few nutritional benefits.
A 3-ounce serving of shrimp contains only 84 calories, making it a low-calorie food. Plus, about 90% of those calories come from protein!
For such a low calorie count, shrimp contains A LOT of nutrients. That same 3-oz serving of shrimp includes:Joint Pain GONE: Without Harmful Prescription Pills (Here’s How)…
- Protein (18 grams!)
- Vitamin B12
- Omega-3 fatty acids
Shrimp also contain antioxidants. The primary type of antioxidant in shrimp is called astaxanthin. In fact, it is responsible for the shrimp’s reddish color.
Astaxanthin has been found to have many benefits, including reducing inflammation… strengthening arteries (& reducing the risk of heart attack)… increase levels of “good” HDL cholesterol… and prevent damage to your brain cells that could lead to Alzheimer’s, memory loss, or other neurodegenerative diseases.
Some people are worried about antibiotics used in farm-raised shrimp. Although no studies have found major negative health effects from eating seafood that contains these antibiotics… you can always avoid the problem altogether by choosing wild-caught shrimp.No More Pain: Melt Joint Pain Away With This “Golden Drink”
Choosing shrimp that are caught and prepared in the US also eliminates the risk of antibiotic use.
So, stock up on some shrimp! You’ll find yourself using it not only in this delicious shrimp & couscous recipe… but with pasta dishes, salads, and much more.
One More Ingredient You Can Add to Eliminate Joint Pain (& Sleep Better!)…
One final ingredient you can add to this dish?
Not only will it give the recipe that Indian/Middle Eastern “kick” that goes SO well with the couscous…
But did you know that turmeric also has some SERIOUS health benefits?
For example… a recent scientific study showed that turmeric can help with joint pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis. 
Not only that, but it’s a potent antioxidant… lowers blood sugar… and even can help your body fight tumors.
This “Magical Herb” has been used in Indian natural remedies for centuries…
But there’s a catch (isn’t there always?):
To get many of these benefits of turmeric?
You need another secret ingredient.
It’s something that’s probably already in your kitchen…
And it helps make a bunch of spices, vitamins, and minerals way more effective for your body…
To see what this secret ingredient is… how much turmeric to take with it… and how to get both for MAXIMUM health and pain relief benefits… check this out:
P.S. – How much turmeric is “too much”? HERE is the shocking answer!