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Shellfish And Couscous With Fresh Tomatoes

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Ingredients
  Water 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Couscous 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Extra-virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 5 Clove (25 gm), peeled and finely chopped
  Garlic 5 Clove (25 gm)
  White wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tomatoes 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), peeled
  Fresh tomatoes 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), peeled, seeded, and pureed
  Mussels 1 Pound, scrubbed and rinsed
  Mussels 1 Pound, scrubbed
  Littleneck clams 24
  Littleneck clams 24 , lightly scrubbed and rinsed
  Medium shrimp 2⁄3 Pound, peeled and deveined
  Medium shrimp 2⁄3 Pound, deveined
  Squid 2⁄3 Pound, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  Basil 1 Cup (16 tbs), snipped
  Fresh basil 1 Cup (16 tbs), snipped
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1. In a large pot, bring the water to a boil add a dash of salt and stir in the couscous. Turn off the heat, and cover the pot tightly.
2. In a saute pan heat the olive oil over medium heat, sauté the onion and hot pepper, stirring them often, until they are soft and then sauté in the garlic until it is fragrant.
3. Raising the heat, add the wine, reduce it for 1 minute, add the tomatoes and bring the sauce to a boil.
4. Reducing the heat, simmer the sauce for 5 minutes.
5. Debeard the mussels, raising the heat under the sauce, gently add the clams as their shells tend to crack easily.
6. Then cover the pot and steam the clams until they begin to open.
7. Adding the mussels, gently stir the ingredients cover the pot and steam the mussels until they begin to open.
8. Adding the shrimp and the squid cook the shellfish only until the shrimp turns pink.
9. Removing the pot from heat, stir in the basil, salt and pepper and fluff the couscous with a fork.

SERVING
10. In a large shallow bowl put the couscous and spoon the shellfish and tomato broth over the couscous and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Seafood
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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