• Lisa Mateo

Garlic Shrimp and Quinoa


Looking for a quick and easy meal for dinner? This dish serves 4-5 people and takes about 35 minutes to prepare. It's filled with flavor and good for you!


Quinoa Ingredients:

- 1/2 tbsp olive oil

- 1/2 onion chopped

- 2 cloves garlic

- 1/2 tsp chili powder

- 1/2 tsp cumin

- 1/2 tsp paprika

- salt/pepper to taste

- 1 cup uncooked quinoa

- 1 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock

- 1 tsp parsley


Shrimp Ingredients:

- 1/2 tbsp olive oil

- 2 lbs. shrimp

- 4 cloves garlic

- 2 tsp chili powder

- 1/4 tsp chili flakes (optional)

- salt/pepper to taste


Toppings:

- 1 tbsp lemon juice

- 1 tsp parsley


Directions:

Quinoa:

- Rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer under cold water (quinoa has a bitter coating that needs to be rinsed away before you cook it).

- Heat olive oil in a pot and sauté the onions and garlic.

- Add the quinoa, chili powder, cumin, paprika and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute then add the broth.

- Bring to a boil uncovered. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes covered. When quinoa is ready, add parsley and mix.


Shrimp:

- While the quinoa is cooking, start the shrimp. Heat oil in a pot and sauté the garlic.

- Add the shrimp, chili powder, chili flakes and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

- Cook until shrimp turns pink.

- Mix the shrimp and quinoa together, drizzle with lemon juice and sprinkle with parsley. Mix and enjoy!


Veggies:

Serve with a side salad or add 1 cup of frozen mixed veggies to the shrimp.


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