Thai Shrimp Curry with Chopped Lettuce and Basil-Lime Couscous

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Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray Make Your Own Takeout

Thai Shrimp Curry with Chopped Lettuce and Basil-Lime Couscous

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    Ingredients

    Salt 1 cup "light" unsweetened coconut milk
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup frozen peas
    1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
    6 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced 1 tablespoon butter
    3 garlic cloves, grated or finely chopped Zest and juice of 1 lime
    1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated or finely chopped 1 cup fresh basil leaves, shredded
    4 scallions, white and green parts chopped into 1-inch pieces 2 cups chopped iceberg lettuce, small head
    1 jarred roasted red pepper, chopped 1/2 cup chopped peanuts, to pass at the table
    2 tablespoons mild or hot red curry paste 1 1/2 cups couscous

    directions

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    • 1

      Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the shrimp and toss for 2 minutes, then add the mushrooms, garlic, ginger, scallions, salt, and red peppers and cook for 3 to 4 minutes more, tossing constantly. Stir in the curry paste and coconut milk, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for a few minutes. Stir in the peas and cook just long enough to heat through.

    • 2

      In a saucepot, bring the chicken stock, butter, and lime zest to a boil. Add the couscous and stir. Turn off the heat, cover the pot, and let stand for 5 minutes. Add the basil and lime juice to the pot and fluff with a fork.

    • 3

      Serve the couscous topped with a layer of chopped lettuce, then a few ladles of red curry shrimp. Garnish with the chopped peanuts.

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