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    Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Quinoa Salad




    Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Quinoa Salad



    For the shrimp:

    1/4 cup fresh lime juice, divided
    10 teaspoons olive oil, divided
    2 teaspoons chili powder
    1 teaspoon ground cumin, divided
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
    1/8 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
    4 garlic cloves, chopped and divided
    24 large shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 1 pound)

    For the quinoa:

    3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1 cup water
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
    1/2 teaspoon honey
    1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    1/2 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained
    1/2 cup avocado, peeled and chopped
    1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled
    1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

    Preheat the grill for high heat.

    In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, black pepper, hot sauce, paprika, and 2 garlic cloves. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

    Rinse and drain the quinoa; meanwhile heat a teaspoon of oil in a saucepan over medium high heat.
    Sauté the onion for about 3 minutes. Add remaining 2 cloves of garlic and the quinoa, cook a minute, stirring constantly. Add water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 13 minutes. Let cool.

    Whisk remaining 2 tablespoons of lime juice, remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, remaining 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and honey in a large bowl. Stir in quinoa mixture, tomatoes, chickpeas, avocado, and cheese.

    Drain shrimp and discard marinade; season with salt and thread shrimp on skewers in groups of three. Grill a few minutes on each side until opaque and cooked through.

    To serve, divide quinoa evenly between 4 plates. Top each plate 2 skewers. Garnish with cilantro.

    Serves 4.
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    Re: Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Quinoa Salad




    Looks lovely. I like the combo of shrimp and quinoa.

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    Mmmmm! My kinda food!

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