How you doin’? We are always trying to make things a little easier for you or whomever is making dinner tonight, and today’s recipe demonstrates that.
When we think about summer, we think about lighting up the barbecue—and that “a man’s job.” Now don’t send me a lot of emails saying that’s a sexist comment—this is backed up by research and years of advertising from the manufacturers of charcoal briquettes and BBQ grills. According to Pew Research, women prepare the meals 80% of the time and since nobody likes to cook in a hot kitchen during the summer, women shrewdly turn the grilling duties over to the barbecue master (editor’s note: hey, if a fancy title is needed to get the job done, so be it). Fewer pots and pans to wash and no hot kitchen to slave in. So, no emails, please.
Shrimp and Couscous Foil Packets is an easy dinner in a onesie! These summery packets contain layers of couscous, uncooked, peeled and deveined medium sized shrimp and a sweet and citrusy mango avocado salsa. It's a light Caribbean meal that will blow your family— and guests when they’re allowed—away!
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 12 to 15 minutes
Total time: 32 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Food release cooking spray (Pam)
6 oz spinach (about 8 cups), washed and drained, roughly chopped
1-1/3 cups couscous, uncooked (not pearl couscous)
1-1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1-1/4-pounds medium shrimp (21-25’s), raw peeled and deveined
3-1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided (a portion for the salsa)
2-1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided (a portion for the salsa)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro, divided (a portion for the salsa)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
For the salsa
1 large mango, peeled and diced
1 large avocado, peeled and diced
1 medium vine ripe tomato, diced
1/3 cup chopped red onion, rinsed and drained
Cilantro (from above)
ChefSecret: There is no need to precook the couscous as it will cook just fine on the barbie.
What else can you do in foil packets? Sliced sausages and most vegetables and anything with flaky fish and chicken tenders work well. Try Garlic & Herb Artichoke Salmon Packets, Cheesy Ham & Potato Packets, Tomato-Herb Grilled Tilapia Packets, Lemon-Dill Salmon Packets, Sliced Italian Sausage and Zucchini Packets.
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