shrimp scampi over quinoa pilaf

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Rhonda Hall
from Hanover, PA

This is a delicious and healthy recipe. I have been doing the 17 day diet and this is a great dish, full of flavor and allowed on the diet. Hope you all enjoy this as much as my family. They inhale it!

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 4
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For shrimp scampi over quinoa pilaf

  • 1 lb
    shrimp
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1/4 c
    margarine
  • 2 clove
    garlic
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp
    dry white wine
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    pepper
  • 3 Tbsp
    fresh parsley, chopped or 1 1/4 tsp dried
  • 3-4 c
    quinoa, cooked
  • 1 1/2 can
    carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    onion,chopped
  • 1/4 c
    celery, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    margarine
  • 2 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 1 c
    almonds (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • salt to taste
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How To Make shrimp scampi over quinoa pilaf

  • 1
    Scampi: Heat oil and 2 Tbsp of margarine in large skillet. Add garlic and pepper flakes: cook 1 minute. add shrimp; cook 6 minutes. Remove shrimp with slotted spoon to plate; keep warm. Reserve the oil from the skillet.
  • 2
    Cook Quinoa according to package directions. I used 1 1/2 C quinoa and 3 cups water. This makes the perfect amount.
  • 3
    Saute vegetables in oil until crisp/tender; stir in oregano. Add the cooked quinoa to the vegetable in the skillet, mix well. Salt to taste. Add almonds (optional). Remove from skillet.
  • 4
    Add wine, lemon juice, margarine, salt, pepper and parsley to skillet. Heat for 1 minute. Add Quinoa Pilaf to skillet and mix well. Put Quinoa pilaf on plate, top with the Shrimp scampi and drizzle with the reserved oil. Enjoy!

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