Butter Shrimp and Quinoa


Garlic Butter Shrimp and Qunioa

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


Garlic Butter Shrimp and Qunioa


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 cups vegetable or seafood broth
  • 3 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 pound large shrimp
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley for serving
  • fresh lemon juice for serving


    For the quinoa:
  1. In a nonstick pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add in the onion and garlic and saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Stirring constantly to prevent burning.
  2. Add the uncooked quinoa and 1 teaspoon chili powder. Add in ½ teaspoon of salt and pepper.
  3. Stir together for another 1 minute before adding the broth.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover the pan and cook for 15 minutes or until it's soft throughout.
  5. For the shrimp:
  6. In a separate pan, heat up a tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  7. Add the shrimp in the pan after the butter melts. Add in cajun seasoning, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Fry until the shrimp is golden brown on the outside.
  8. Add in 1 teaspoon garlic, ½ cup of broth, butter and stir together in the pan.
  9. Cook for 5 minutes or until the sauce and shrimp are ready. Stir together in the process to mix all the flavor.
  10. Time to eat:
  11. Bring the quinoa and shrimp together in one dish, top with fresh chopped parsley. Drizzle the sauce from the shrimp over the shrimp and quinoa. Serve immediately.
  12. Don't forget to share it across your social media page and hashtag (#Dinnerwithtayo).

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