Zesty Shrimp and Quinoa

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2-4 dashes hot sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 cup quinoa,, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup raw shrimp (fresh or frozen and defrosted)

Directions:

  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine soy sauce/aminos, balsamic vinegar, pepper, garlic, and hot sauce (if using). Stir until well blended and set aside.
  2. Combine quinoa and 1 3/4 cups water in a pot. Bring to boil, cover, and reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes, or until quinoa is cooked and tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. While quinoa is cooking, begin cooking shrimp: Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and shrimp. When shrimp begin to turn pink, add sauce and continue to cook, stirring frequently.
  4. When shrimp is cooked through, add quinoa, and stir until well combined. Drizzle with fresh lime juice.

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