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Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp & Couscous

Marinated grilled shrimp flavored with lemon zest and basil served on a bed of Parmesan couscous is an easy spring and summer dinner that can be on your table in under an hour.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Ali Randall


  • 1 box couscous
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Metal or wooden skewers


  • In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup lemon juice, olive oil, lemon peel, mustard, garlic, basil and pepper. Add the shrimp and mix to completely coat. Let the shrimp marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Once the shrimp have finished marinating, thread the shrimp onto metal or wooden skewers. Grill the shrimp over medium heat, rotating once, for a total of 3 to 4 minutes or until the shrimp has turned pink and is cooked through.
  • Prepare the couscous according to the box directions. After the couscous has finished cooking, add 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and stir to mix. Keep covered.
  • Serve the shrimp over couscous and garnish with fresh chopped basil.