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Chile Shrimps with Butter Beans and Lemony Couscous

Course Fish, Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword butter beans, couscous, shrimps
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 489 kcal


  • 2/3 cup couscous 2/3 cup couscous
  • 3 tbsps olive oil 3 tablspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimps 1 pound shelled and deveined shrimps
  • 0.5 teaspoon red bell pepper 1/2 teaspoon crushed red bell pepper
  • 2 tbsps unsalted butter 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 15 ounces butter beans 1 - 15 ounces can drained and rinsed butter beans
  • 2 tbsps capers 2 tablespoons rinsed capers
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice 1 1/2 tablespoon + some lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp parsley 1 tablespoon parsley chopped


  1. In a large heatproof bowl, stir the couscous with ¾ cup of boiling water. Cover with a lid and steam for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

  2. Meanwhile in a nonstick skillet heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the shrimps and crushed red pepper and cook over medium high heat until golden, 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Add the butter to the skillet, then the beans, capers and lemon juice and cook, stirring for 2 minutes.

  4. Fold the beans mixture, parsley and remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the couscous, season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Serve topped with the shrimps, squeeze a drizzle of lemon juice over the entire dish.

Nutrition Facts
Chile Shrimps with Butter Beans and Lemony Couscous
Amount Per Serving
Calories 489 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 300mg100%
Sodium 998mg43%
Potassium 678mg19%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 8.9mg11%
Calcium 189mg19%
Iron 5.5mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.