Lemony Shrimp and Quinoa

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Author Notes: This quick and easy lemony dish uses two of my favourite things.....Shrimp and Quinoa! These two items are on my list of quick and easy go to meals. You can do just about anything with them in a very short time.C. Green


Serves 2

Lemony Quinoa

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables

Lemony Shrimp

  • 10-12 Shrimp (31-40 size)
  • 2 Asparagus stalks
  • 2 cloves minces or grated garlic
  • 1 pinch pepper (if you have lemon pepper use it)
  • 1 teaspoon Olive oil to sauté
  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions - I substituted 1/4 cup of lemon juice to the liquid to give it more of a lemon hit
  2. While quinoa is cooking add the frozen vegetables (since the vegetables have moisture because they are frozen I tend to add a touch less liquid to the quinoa)
  3. In a separate pan, heat oil and garlic and then throw in the chopped asparagus.
  4. Let it sauté for a couple of minutes to get the asparagus slightly cooked. Add the shrimp, whatever is left from the lemon juice and some pepper. Stir and cook until shrimp is light pink and turn off heat.

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