Harissa prawn skewers with carroty couscous

Harissa prawn skewers with carroty couscous

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level



Serves 4

These vibrant, low-calorie prawn kebabs are served with delicious minty houmous, tahini and garlic yogurt

Nutrition and extra info

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  • Healthy
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Nutrition per serving



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 carrots, coarsely grated
  • 200g couscous
  • 400g raw prawns
  • 16 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 onion, cut into 12 thin wedges, leaving root intact
  • 1 tbsp harissa
  • 2 tsp tahini paste
  • 2 tbsp low-fat natural yogurt
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • juice ½ lemon, plus wedges, to serve
  • handful mint leaves, roughly chopped

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a pan with the cumin seeds and toast for a few mins until aromatic. Tip in the carrots, season, then cook for 3 mins until tender. Transfer to a bowl, then pour over the couscous and 400ml hot water. Cover with cling film and leave for 10 mins, or until all the water has been absorbed and the couscous is tender.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the grill to high. Put the prawns, cherry tomatoes and onion wedges in another bowl, season, then stir in the harissa. Thread everything onto skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak them in water first to prevent burning), then lay on a baking tray. Grill for 2-3 mins each side, or until the prawns are cooked though.
  3. Mix the tahini, yogurt, garlic, lemon juice and seasoning to make a sauce. Fork the mint though the couscous, transfer to a platter and place the skewers on top. Drizzle over any cooking juices, and serve with a dollop of sauce and lemon wedges.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2013

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charlotteh13's picture

I only made the prawn skewers, but they were delicious! I added garlic paste instead of garlic powder and more harissa and they were just scrumptious! I will definitely make these again!

collectbread's picture
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Tasty, definitely needs the tomatoes as would be very bland without them. Might try making the couscous with stock next time as needs more flavour. Very easy though.

creepy_sheep's picture

This turned out really well, and was really easy - apart from my boredom whilst grating all that carrot!
Next time I think I will double the amount of sauce, as we had to ration it out pretty strictly, and there were only three of us.

ray627's picture

This was really tasty, will do it again