|Shrimp Quinoa (Karidesli Kinoa)|
1 cup quinoa
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 small onion, chopped
1-2 green pepper, chopped
2-3 Tbsp olive oil
1 ¾ cup hot water
½ lemon’s juice
1 Tbsp salt to taste
Cherry tomatoes for garnish
Take hot water in a pot and stir in quinoa. Add half of the salt. Bring to a boil. Turn the heat down, close the lid and cook until the quinoa absorbs all the water. Set aside for 10 minutes.
In a skillet, take 2 Tbsp olive oil, onion and pepper. Saute for about 3-4 minutes. Stir in shrimps and the remaining salt to taste. Cook over medium heat until the shrimps are tender and opaque (at least 6-7 minutes).
Meanwhile, mix quinoa with the remaining olive oil and lemon juice. Then, toss with the sautéed shrimp mixture. Take over a serving plate and garnish with cherry tomatoes. Serve either cold or warm.