Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi with Couscous

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Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi with Couscous


I think you’ll love this garlic butter shrimp scampi over couscous for the same reasons I do. It’s easy (it’s a 15-minute, activity night dinner), it’s made with just 6 basic ingredients, and most importantly, it’s got major flavor!


– 16 oz. raw shrimp (as large as possible) – 5 cloves garlic – 1/4 lemon (~ 1 tablespoon lemon juice) – 3 Tbsp. butter – 12 oz. couscous (2 boxes) – 6 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped – 1 tsp. sea salt – 1/4–1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes*

How to Make Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi with Couscous

Prep Ingredients


Thaw shrimp, slice garlic, chop spinach.

Cook couscous

Start boiling water for couscous and according to package instructions.


Saute garlic shrimp

Melt butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet and add garlic to skillet. Cook until fragrant, about 30-60 seconds and then add in shrimp to the garlic butter sauce. Cook shrimp until opaque and then stir in spinach and season with sea salt.


Finish dish


Squeeze lemon juice over shrimp mixture and serve shrimp and spinach over couscous. Drizzle with olive oil and add some heat with red pepper flakes if desired.