Seafood Couscous Paella

Seafood Couscous Paella

Whole-wheat couscous soaks up this savory saffron-infused broth.

From EatingWell: October/November 2006
Yield: 2 servings, 1 1/2 cups each
Active Time: 30
Total Time: 35

Ingredients

  1. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 1 medium onion, chopped
  3. 1 clove garlic, minced
  4. 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  5. 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  8. Pinch of crumbled saffron threads
  9. 1 cup no-salt-added diced tomatoes, with juice
  10. 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  11. 4 ounces bay scallops, tough muscle removed
  12. 4 ounces small shrimp, (41-50 per pound), peeled and deveined
  13. 1/2 cup whole-wheat couscous

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Add garlic, thyme, fennel seed, salt, pepper and saffron; cook for 20 seconds.
  2. Stir in tomatoes and broth. Bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Increase heat to medium, stir in scallops and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes more. Stir in couscous. Cover, remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes; fluff.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 409 calories; 7 g fat (1 g sat, 4 g mono); 103 mg cholesterol; 59 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 10 g fiber; 584 mg sodium; 399 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (40% daily value), Selenium (43% dv), Vitamin A (15% dv), Iron (15% dv).

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 vegetable, 3 very lean meat, 1 fat