Saturday, January 24, 2015

Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Kale and Quinoa

This dish comes together very quickly once you have the quinoa prepared and the ingredients prepped. You can also make it milder with fewer garlic cloves and less red pepper. It's very tasty and good for you!

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water

1 T olive oil
1 T butter
4 large garlic cloves, minced (or two for milder dish)
1/2 pound shrimp, cleaned and peeled
2 cups chopped kale
some salt
1/2 can tomato sauce
juice from 1/2 lemon
1/2 t of red pepper flakes (or less)
fresh parmesan

Prepare quinoa. Rinse the quinoa well. Bring the water to boil, add the quinoa and bring back to a boil, then cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

In large skillet, melt the oil and butter, add the garlic and stir being careful not to burn. Add the kale and stir to wilt, sprinkle on red pepper and a bit of salt. Push the kale to one side and add the shrimp and quickly cook. Stir the greens into the shrimp, add the tomato sauce and the lemon juice and warm through. Serve over the quinoa and top with parmesan if you like. 

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