So I've been jumping on the eat better train and while searching Pinterest for recipes, I came across several variations of shrimp & asparagus - 2 things I love. However, those 2 things alone will not fill me up, so I married in one of my other favorites - quinoa.
This dish turned out so yummy and is great for a summer night dinner.
- Asparagus (as much to your liking) chopped in half after cutting the ends off
- 1 cup Quinoa
- 1 tblsp olive oil
- 15-20 large cooked shrimp
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 lemon, squeezed
- slat + pepper for seasoning
In one pot, cook your quinoa according to the directions (usually it's 1 cup quinoa + 2 cups water, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 10-12 minutes)
Meanwhile, in a large pan (I like to use my deep wok) heat your olive oil for a few minutes. Toss the shrimp in and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes.
Remove the shrimp and set aside, add in the asparagus, chicken broth and lemon juice, simmer for about 6-8 minutes.
Once the quinoa is cooked, place in a bowl(s)
Add the shrimp back into your pan and heat through another 5 minutes. Remove and add desired amount to your quinoa.