How to make Piri Piri Prawns with Harissa Couscous -

A spicy and delicious prawns on satay's mixed with piri piri and harrisa sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : piri piri powder, Prawns (kolambi/jhinga)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Seafood


Piri Piri Prawns with Harissa Couscous

Piri Piri Prawns with Harissa Couscous Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Piri Piri Prawns with Harissa Couscous Recipe

  • piri piri powder 1 tablespoon

  • Prawns (kolambi/jhinga) shelled and deveined with tails intact 10-12

  • harissa sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Couscous 1½ cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onion sliced 1 medium

  • Pomegranate pearls ½ cup

  • Spring onion green curls for garnishing


Step 1

Heat one and a half cups of water in a non-stick pan.

Step 2

Take prawns in a bowl. Add piri piri powder, salt and lemon juice and mix well.

Step 3

Combine couscous, hot water, salt, crushed peppercorns and harissa sauce in another bowl and mix well. Cover with a cling wrap and let the couscous absorb the water and swell.

Step 4

Heat olive oil in another non-stick pan.

Step 5

Skewer the marinated prawns onto satay sticks, place them in pan and cook for two minutes on each side. Transfer on a plate.

Step 6

Add onion to the same pan and sauté till translucent.

Step 7

Add the sautéed onion and pomegranate pearls to the couscous and mix well.

Step 8

Serve hot garnished with spring onion green curls.

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