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       Title: SEAFOOD PITA
  Categories: Sandwiches, Seafood, Usenet
       Yield: 2 servings
  
     1/2 lb Scallops or Shrimp
     1/4 c  Olive oil
       1 md Onion
       1    Garlic cloves
            -(more or less to taste)
     3/4 c  Mushrooms
   1 1/2 c  Vegetable (such as
            -eggplant or zucchini)
            Salt, pepper and
            -spices (to taste)
   1 1/2 c  Couscous, cooked
            Pita bread
  
   Cut up the vegetables into small (about 1/2 inch) cubes.  Slice the
   mushrooms.
   
   If using shrimp, peel and de-vein the shrimp and cut into small cubes.
   
   In a small amount of olive oil, saute the onion and the optional garlic
   until the onion is soft but not quite transparent.
   
   Heat the remaining olive oil in a skillet and add the vegetable and
   mushrooms. Saute until the vegetables are almost soft. Taste and add salt,
   pepper and whatever spices strike your fancy (oregano, basil and red pepper
   are good). Add the scallops or shrimp and cook until just done, about a
   minute or two. Scallops will turn opaque and shrimp will turn pink. Do NOT
   overcook.
   
   There should be an excess of oil and fluid.  If not, add more oil and
   briefly heat. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Add the couscous and mix
   thoroughly. Chill several hours or overnight.
   
   Stuff into the pita bread (maybe with some tomato) and serve.
   
   NOTES:
   
   *  Pita-Seafood Salad Sandwiches -- This recipe is more of a formula than a
   recipe.  It is excellent for a cool dinner in the summer (any time after
   February in Texas!)  Yield:  Serves 2-4.
   
   *  You could substitute almost any vegetable and crab or a firm fish.  To
   use this for a picnic, don't stuff the pita bread until you are about to
   serve it. Err on the side of too much oil, since the couscous absorbs the
   oil (and a recent study says that olive oil may be good for you).
   
   : Difficulty:  easy to moderate.
   : Time:  30 minutes preparation, overnight chilling.
   : Precision:  no need to measure.
   
   : Anita Cochran
   : Astronomy Dept., The Univ.  of Texas, Austin, TX
   : {noao, ut-sally, ut-ngp}!utastro!anita
   : arpa:  anita@astro.UTEXAS.EDU
   
   : Copyright (C) 1986 USENET Community Trust
  
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