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

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Source: EatingWell Magazine, October/November 2006

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Recipe Summary

total:
35 mins
Servings:
2
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Stir in tomatoes and broth. Bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes.

  • 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 Facts

403 calories; protein 26.6g 53% DV; carbohydrates 60.3g 20% DV; dietary fiber 9.6g 38% DV; sugars 6.6g; fat 6.8g 11% DV; saturated fat 1g 5% DV; cholesterol 104.5mg 35% DV; vitamin a iu 894.1IU 18% DV; vitamin c 25.7mg 43% DV; folate 30mcg 8% DV; calcium 89.9mg 9% DV; iron 1.6mg 9% DV; magnesium 36.8mg 13% DV; potassium 288.9mg 8% DV; sodium 1019.2mg 41% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 5% DV.

Reviews (12)

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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Would it be okay to use reduced-sodium chicken broth instead of vegetable? I'm not a very experienced cook therefore I'd love an input! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Paella without the work I really loved this dish. Not a fan of scallops so I used shrimp and chicken sausage. I also didn't have any fennel but it didn't matter. The saffron was so flavorful and it gave the couscous such a wonderful aroma. This one is definitely a keeper! Pros: Easy versatile and flavorful Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
this recipe was dynamite!! I loved it.. and it was easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2015
Complex flavors! I made this without the couscous and it was plenty filling although I used somewhat more seafood than was called for. I'm a big fan of fennel so I loved this but my husband would have preferred less of it. Pros: If you have saffron don't skip it but would be good without Cons: NULL Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2018
This is sooooooo good. It is so relieving to find healthy food that not only tastes great but is also filling. I had some low fat/lowcalorie/low sodium roasted red pepper hummus with it and it was fantastic. Definitely recommend trying this with some hummus on the side:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Just made this for my picky eater family! THEY LOVED IT!!!!!! I did add some rosemary paprika chill pepper and oregano. wonderful dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very filling and very easy! I made mine with fire roasted tomatoes and no fennel and it was delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Super fast easy and healthy recipe! We all loved it and I even gave it to my friends. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2011
I am dieting and it is hard to believe this is under 500 calories per serving - so it is a great treat to eat something so filling. My wife liked the dish as well and insists that I make it again soon. I certainly will. Pros: Tasty Filling Easy Cons: Saffron threads cost a small fortune Read More