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Shrimp Scampi with Quinoa

5 from 1 vote
Course: Seafood, Shrimp
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: how to cook shrimp scampi, shrimp scampi, shrimp scampi recipe, shrimp scampi with quinoa, shrimp scampi with quinoa recipe
Servings: 4 people
Author: Olive
It looks similar to gambas al ajillo which I just recently tried, especially since I used the leftover pitted black olives from it to this dish as well.
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Instructions

  • Cook quinoa according to package direction.
  • Add dried parsley leaves just before turning off heat.
  • Toss or fluff with a fork and cover.
  • Season the shrimp thoroughly with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat.
  • When the pan is hot, add enough oil to lightly coat the pan.
  • Add the shrimp and quickly saute until just starting to turn pink, but not cooked through.
  • Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the minced garlic and saute just until they begin to brown then add the bird's eye chili peppers, cook another 30 seconds.
  • Add the lemon juice, white wine, and stock, and reduce by ⅔, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp back to the pan and swirl in the butter.
  • Finish with the parsley and check for seasoning.
  • Garnish with lemon slices and serve over rice or quinoa or combination of both.
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