Prawn and harissa stew with couscous

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Prawn and harissa stew with couscous

100g couscous olive oil, for frying

200ml chicken stock

1 onion, finely sliced

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tsp ground cumin

400g tin of chopped tomatoes

1-2 tsp harissa

150g raw peeled prawns

a small bunch of coriander leaves

Add the couscous to a bowl with 1 tbsp of olive oil and cover with boiling chicken stock. Cover and leave to soak up the moisture for about 5 minutes. Add roughly 1 tbsp of oil to a pan and tip in the onion and garlic and fry for about a minute until softened.  Add the cumin and fry for a further minute. Add in the tomatoes and harissa and simmer until it begins to thicken. Stir in the prawns and cook for 3 minutes. Garnish with coriander and serve with couscous. 


Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
20 minutes

Main ingredients
Fish, Rice

Recipe Type
Dinner, Easy, Entertaining, Family Dinners, Quick Meals, Stew, Curry


Level of Difficulty

Harissa is a fragrant spice mix which origanted in Tunisia. It can be used dry or blended to a paste with a little water or olive oil. It works wonderfully well with couscous, curries and grilled meats. 

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