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Shellfish and Couscous with Fresh Tomatoes

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  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

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.

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: 
Main Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 768 Calories from Fat 131

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g22.1%

Saturated Fat 1.6 g8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 430.1 mg143.4%

Sodium 874.7 mg36.4%

Total Carbohydrates 56 g18.8%

Dietary Fiber 4.1 g16.5%

Sugars 4.5 g

Protein 94 g188.8%

Vitamin A 43.6% Vitamin C 67.7%

Calcium 16.4% Iron 55.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Shellfish And Couscous With Fresh Tomatoes Recipe