- In a large pot over medium, heat 3 tablespoons of oil until shimmering. Add the almonds and cook, stirring, until golden, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a small bowl; set
- To the oil remaining in the pot, add the onion, garlic, cinnamon, finely chopped parsley leaves and stems, 1½ teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Cook over medium, stirring often, until the onion has softened, about 6 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes with juices and 1½ cups water, then bring to a boil over medium-high. Stir in the couscous and shrimp. Return to a boil, then cover, remove from the heat and let stand until the couscous is tender and the shrimp are opaque throughout, about 10 minutes. Stir to combine and fluff the couscous, then taste and season with salt and pepper.
- Transfer the couscous and shrimp to a serving dish. Sprinkle with the roughly chopped parsley and almonds, then drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons oil.
Excerpted from Milk Street: Tuesday Nights Mediterranean. Copyright © 2021 by CPK Media, LLC. Photographs by Connie Miller. Used with permission of Voracious, an imprint of Little, Brown and Company. New York, NY. All rights reserved.