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Old 04-20-2012, 07:06 AM   #1
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Salade de Cous Cous aux Crevettes et la Menthe


Cous Cous Salad with Shrimp & Mint

The North African influence is often seen in French cuisine. Here is a lovely salad featuring Shrimp.

1/2 cup Evoo
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 large garlic clove minced
1/2 tsp. celery seed
1/2 tsp. chive ribbon (sub celery seed 1 tsp. if difficult to purchase)

2 cups Cous Cous
2 1/4 cups salted boiling water
1 pound of peeled shrimp ( preferably fresh if possible )
1 1/2 cups chopped seeded and peeled fresh ripe juicy tomato
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup finely chopped scallion or spring onion
1/8 cup fresh mint herb chopped finely
3 tblps drained and rinsed capers

1. whisk the evoo, lemon juice, garlic clove and celery seed in small bowl and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper
2. place cous cous in large bowl and follow cooking instructions on Box; and / or use a Cous Cous Double Boiler Pot made for this dish.
3. fluff the cous cous when done
4. saut the shrimp, tomato, celery, green onion or scallions of Spring onion, capers and the mint in Evoo
5. do not over cook the shrimp ( saut last until rosy coral )
6. let stand at room temperature and just before chilling drizzle over the cous cous ...

*** nice low calorie week day lunch or dinner

Have a lovely wkend.
Margi Cintrano.


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Old 04-20-2012, 10:11 AM   #2
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This looks good but since I don't care for mint I would use parsley or cilantro to substitite. I like cous cous salads and quinoa salads alot.

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Originally Posted by 4meandthem View Post
This looks good but since I don't care for mint I would use parsley or cilantro to substitite. I like cous cous salads and quinoa salads alot.
You should give it a try with the mint. I detest mint, but I really liked Roasted Beetroot, Feta Mint Mousse or Cottage Cheese or Ricotta and that has two whole cups of mint! It didn't really taste minty, just interesting and yummy.
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