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Seared Garlicky Shrimp

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Sear Me Garlic-n-Shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 405kcal


  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 12 ounce shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, fresh
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

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