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Black Pepper Shrimp with Panang Quinoa

I love Thai food. When I first moved to New Hampshire from New York, Thai food was the first thing that I missed. I would go back to New York to visit and go eat at my favorite Thai restaurant.

About 4 years ago, my husband decided to go vegan He realized how hard it was going out with me and not finding vegan food. He then decided to switch to being a pescatarian. Since he wasn’t getting his full protein at home, we started eating a lot of quinoa. This recipe came to me since I wanted to add some flavor to the quinoa and I love Thai food. I also added shrimp to it so we had more protein. This is how I make it:

Mix coconut milk and water together with some salt. Add that to a saucepan.

Add quinoa, panang paste, palm sugar, and frozen mixed vegetables and stir.

 

Let that come to a boil.

Lower the heat and cover. Set a timer for about 10 minutes.

While that is cooking, we are going to cook our shrimp. Add your shrimp to a bowl and toss with black pepper.

Warm up a skillet and add butter and oil to it.

Once it has melted, add your shrimp.

Cook for about 3 minutes and then flip.

Cook for another 2 minutes until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.

Plate with shrimp on top of quinoa.

Black Pepper Shrimp with Panang Quinoa

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 25

Ingredients

  • FOR QUINOA
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup white quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 tbs panang paste (I prefer Maesri brand)
  • 2 small pucks palm sugar (substitute 3 tbs sugar if you do not have palm sugar)
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • FOR SHRIMP
  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 tbs oil

Instructions

1

Add quinoa to a bowl and rinse. Rinse it a couple of times and set aside.

2

Mix the coconut milk, water and salt. Add it to a saucepan and turn the heat to medium.

3

Add quinoa,panang paste, palm sugar and mixed vegetables. Give it a stir.

4

Once it starts to boil, cover with a lid. Lower the heat to low.

5

Cook for about 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed by quinoa.

6

While quinoa is boiling, we are going to make our shrimp.

7

Add shrimp to a bowl and toss with black pepper.

8

Set skillet on a stove and heat at medium.

9

Melt butter and oil.

10

Add shrimp to skillet and cook on one side for 3 minutes.

11

Flip shrimp over and cook for another 2 minutes.

12

Serve with shrimp over quinoa.

 

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