Shrimp: Marinated Shrimp with Couscous

posted by Mai 12-26-102 9:08 AM

Marinated Shrimp with Couscous
4 servings

16-20 medium uncooked shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra for garnish
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tomatoes, diced to equal 1 1/2 cups
1-2 serrano chilies, finely chopped
1/4 medium yellow onion, cut in thin slivers
1 1/2 cups couscous, prepared according to package instructions, with 1 teaspoon butter added
Salt and pepper, to taste
Curly leaf lettuce, for garnish

Preparation: Bring a medium-size pot of water to a boil. Boil the shrimp for 4-5 minutes. Drain and immediately plunge into ice water or rinse under cold running water to stop the cooking process, and set aside.

The Dish: In a medium-size bowl, whisk the olive oil and vinegar to combine. Add the tomatoes, chilies, onion, and couscous and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mound the couscous mixture into a lightly oiled pastry mold or cup, pack firmly, and turn out onto a plate. Arrange a leaf of lettuce alongside and stand the shrimp so that they lean against the molded couscous. Drizzle olive oil on the shrimp.

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