Cajun Shrimp & Quinoa

A healthy, flavorful dish packed with proteins and plenty of kick to go around!

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Featured Cheese Recipe: Shrimp and Quinoa

Recipe: Cajun Shrimp & Quinoa

Featured Cheese Recipe: Shrimp and Quinoa

Ingredients

¾ lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 medium tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
½ C chopped sweet onion
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp tomato paste
3 tbsp olive oil
2½ tsp cajun seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
2½ C cooked quinoa
1 C shredded fontina cheese
Fresh cilantro for garnish

Details

Time:
30

Serves:
4

Rating:


Directions

  1. Toss the shrimp and 1 tsp Cajun seasoning together, set aside.
  2. Toss the tomatoes with 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp Cajun seasoning, set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat in a cast iron skillet (or any oven-safe skillet.) Cook the shrimp until opaque, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil to the pan along with the onion, jalapeno and garlic. Cook until the onion and jalapeno are tender, stirring often. Mix in the quinoa, tomato paste, ½ tsp Cajun seasoning and tomato chunks. Top with the shrimp and then sprinkle with the fontina cheese.
  5. Place in the oven and bake at 350º F for 15 minutes. During the last 2 minutes, turn on the broiler to high and broil until the cheese is slightly brown and bubbly.
  6. Garnish with fresh cilantro and enjoy!