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Quinoa and Curried Shrimp

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 20 mins Cook 30 mins Stand 5 mins
Quinoa and Curried Shrimp
Ingredients
  • 1  pound  fresh or frozen large shrimp
  • 1  cup  quinoa or whole wheat couscous*
  • 1  teaspoon  olive oil
  • 1  cup  chopped onion
  • 1  tablespoon  grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2  teaspoon  curry powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/4  teaspoon  cayenne pepper
  • 6  ounces  fresh pea pods, trimmed and halved lengthwise (2 cups)
  • 1/4  cup  orange juice
  • 3  tablespoons  unsweetened light coconut milk
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  cup  snipped fresh cilantro
Directions

1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein; rinse and pat dry. Set aside. To prepare quinoa, rinse in cold water and drain in a fine-mesh strainer. In a medium saucepan bring 1 1/2 cups water to boiling; add quinoa. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. When all the water is absorbed, remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.

2. In a large nonstick skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until tender. Add ginger, curry powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add shrimp and peas, stirring to coat with the spices. Cook and stir about 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Stir in orange juice, coconut milk, and salt; heat through.

3. Serve shrimp mixture with quinoa or couscous. Top each serving with cilantro.

To cook couscous::

4. In a medium saucepan bring 1 1/2 cups water to boiling. Stir in couscous; cover and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (Quinoa and Curried Shrimp)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 432,
  • Fat, total (g) 9,
  • chol. (mg) 173,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 41,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 6,
  • sugar (g) 15,
  • pro. (g) 33,
  • vit. A (IU) 923,
  • vit. C (mg) 37,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 5,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 44,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 360,
  • Potassium (mg) 845,
  • calcium (mg) 131,
  • iron (mg) 8,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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