Crunchy Shrimp with Toasted Couscous and Ginger-Orange Sauce

Serve with a green salad. You may want to 1 1/2 or double the sauce a it gets absorbed by the couscous fairly quickly.

INGREDIENTS:
Sauce:
1 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

Couscous:
1 cup uncooked couscous
1 1/2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Shrimp:
20 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 3/4 pound)
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 cups trimmed watercress

YIELD: Four servings

COURSE: Seafood

CUISINE: American

DIRECTIONS:

  1. To prepare sauce:
    bring 1 cup orange juice to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat; cool completely. Stir in 1 tablespoon cilantro and next 7 ingredients (through red pepper); set aside.
    To prepare couscous
    Place couscous in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; cook 3 minutes or until toasted, stirring constantly. Add 1 1/2 cups broth, 1/2 cup orange juice, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork; add onions, almonds, and butter, stirring until butter melts. Keep warm.
    To prepare shrimp:
    Combine shrimp and egg white in a large bowl, tossing to coat. Combine the panko, 1 teaspoon cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon ginger and black pepper in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add shrimp to the bag, and seal and shake to coat.
    Heat oil in a large nonyick skillet over medium-high heat; arrange shrimp in a single layer in pan.
    Cook for 2 minutes on each side or until done. Place 3/4 cup of couscous on each of 4 plates; top each with 1/2 cup watercress and 5 shrimp. Drizzle each with 1-1/2 tablespoons sauce. Enjoy.