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Seared Garlicky Shrimp

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Flavorful shrimp is seared and flavored with garlic and fresh herbs. Serve it over whole grain quinoa with a side of corn and fresh fruit.

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Seared Garlicky Shrimp

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 405kcal


Serve With

  • 4 medium corn on the cob
  • 4 medium kiwi


  • Cook quinoa as directed on package; set aside covered.
  • Add corn to a large pot of water; bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes; drain and set aside.
  • For the shrimp: Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a single layer of shrimp at a time. Sear about 15 seconds per side or until shrimp are an orangey color; transfer to a plate. Repeat until all shrimp have been seared, adding more oil as needed.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add 2 teaspoons of oil. Mince garlic and add to skillet; cook 2 minutes or until slightly golden in color and fragrant. Stir in paprika and then shrimp. Slightly reduce heat. Cook 1-2 minutes or until shrimp are fully cooked (do not walk away at this point, shrimp cook quickly and become firm when over-cooked).
  • Remove from heat and stir in parsley, cilantro, and lemon juice.
  • Serve shrimp on a bed of quinoa with corn and kiwi slices on the side. (Add butter to corn if desired.)


Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 122mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 13g
Keyword : Sear Me Garlic-n-Shrimp


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