How To Prepare Prawn Couscous Jollof In Less Than 2 Minutes

Are you a writer or blogger? Email to share your content with over 200,000 FabWoman readers

prawn cous cous jollof recipe

Couscous is a  Middle Eastern dish of small steamed balls of crushed durum wheat semolina.

Jollof, on the other hand, is a staple meal among Nigerians and we always love to try out different food recipes so as not to fall in a rut.

The couscous in this recipe replaces the rice for the Jollof but this doesn’t affect the taste and yummy flavor of the meal.

Try your hands on this detailed Prawn Couscous Jollof Recipe by Telande World.


  • 2 cups couscous
  • 100g prawns, deveined
  • 5 medium tomatoes
  • 1tbsp Cayenne pepper powder
  • small Onion, slices
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced.
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt.

READ –  Learn How To Prepare The Tasty Nigerian Native Jollof With This Simple Recipe


  • Heat vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add thyme, onion, garlic, stir and let sweat for a minute.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, stir and let simmer down then add cayenne pepper powder, nutmeg, and salt.
  • Add prawns, stir and let simmer for a minute then add 100ml water, cover and let boil for 2 minutes
  • Take out the prawns, set aside then add the couscous, stir, cover and reduce heat to low.
  • Allow to cook for 3 minutes, add back the prawns, stir –in and let cook for 2 minutes.
  • Prawns couscous jollof is ready.
  • Serve with sautéed Brussels sprout.

This video tutorial will explain things better.

Huggies Nappy Pants