One Pot Cajun Shrimp and Quinoa

November 9, 2018


Preheat a medium cooking pan over medium-high heat. Peel and devein 1/2 lb shrimp. Mix shrimp with some Cajun seasoning to taste. Add some oil to the heated cooking pan and add shrimp. Sear shrimp on both sides until opaque. Take out shrimp and set aside. Add 1 sm onion to the pan and saute until transparent. Smash 3 cloves garlic and add it to the pan until fragrant and slightly browned. Add 2 1/4 c. chicken broth and bring to boil. Lower heat to low/medium-low and add 1/4 c. tomato sauce, salt, 1/2-1 tsp Cajun seasoning, and1 tbsp lemon juice. Add 1 c. quinoa, stir, cover and cook for about 15 minutes, until quinoa is just done. Stir in 3 stalks chopped green onion and minced parsley. Add shrimp back to the pot. Cook just until shrimp is heated through again. Serve right away


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