Spiced Prawns with Dried Fruit Couscous

Spiced Prawns with Dried Fruit Couscous

Here’s an easy way to add a bit of Moroccan flavor to your company dinner. This recipe for Spiced Prawns with Dried Fruit Couscous is easy enough to make a mid-week meal special. It pairs beautifully with our Fleur Bleu 2017 Chardonnay.  This delicate wine will appeal to those with a Hypersensitive Vinotype.

Spiced Prawns with Dried Fruit Couscous
Servings: 4
Dried Fruit Couscous
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup couscous
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried dates
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Sicilian Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Organic Black Pepper Coarse Ground
Spiced Prawns
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick Gourmet™ Moroccan Seasoning Ras El Hanout
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lemon wedges
  1. For the Couscous, bring water to boil in small saucepan. Stir in couscous and dried fruits; cover. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, mix lemon juice, oil, honey, sea salt and pepper in small bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Fluff couscous with fork. Spoon into medium bowl. Add dressing; toss to coat well. Keep warm.

  2. For the Shrimp, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until golden. Add shrimp; cook and stir on medium-high heat 2 minutes. Sprinkle with Seasoning; cook and stir 2 minutes longer or just until shrimp turn pink. Serve shrimp over couscous. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with lemon wedges.

This delicious recipe for Spiced Prawns with Dried Fruit Couscous pairs perfectly with the Fleur Bleu 2017 Chardonnay.

This Fleur Bleu 2017 Chardonnay from the Riverina region of Australia showcases great vegetal fresh characters. Pear, apricot, apple and toasted bread aromas then come forward. The introduction to the mouth is almost spicy. The overall mouthfeel is crisp and aggressive. This wine has a good bite with a medium intensity. It is very fluid in the mid-palate all the way through to the finish.

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