Cajun Shrimp with Cheesy Quinoa

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 254.4
  • Total Fat: 9.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 117.5 mg
  • Sodium: 397.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 22.3 g

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Introduction

A twist on a classic using quinoa instead of grits. This dish has a lot of heat with a luscious, creamy sauce. A twist on a classic using quinoa instead of grits. This dish has a lot of heat with a luscious, creamy sauce.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 c Quinoa (uncooked)
    1.14 pounds Raw Shrimp
    2 tbsp cajun seasoning
    1 tbsp paprika
    1 tbsp Italian seasoning
    2 tbsp butter
    1 tsp better than bouillon
    1 c Greek Yogurt
    1/3 c skim milk
    3 oz cheddar cheese
    4 cloves garlic (minced)
    1 tbsp corn starch
    1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Tips

You could reduce calories and fat by using low fat cheese and a low fat margarine or non-stick spray to cook the shrimp.
The spice mix is very spicy, so season to your tastes.


Directions


Serving Size: Makes 8 servings
Cook quinoa according to package directions. Once cooked, while still on the stove, add in milk, 1/2 c of Greek yogurt, and cheddar cheese.

Coat shrimp in spices and sautee in 2 tbsp butter with minced garlic. Remove the shrimp and add chicken stock (or bouillon) and the other 1/2 c of yogurt, cornstarch slurry and Worcestershire sauce bring to a boil for one minute.

Serve shrimp and sauce over cheesy quinoa.

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