Honey Garlic Shrimp with Quinoa


I grew up on seafood, every summer we would trek to Oregon to visit grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  More often than not, we would spend some time on the coast, usually bouncing between Newport, Florence, and the sand dunes.  Grandpa Harold taught me how to fish, we would spend the whole week playing on the beach, fishing, catching crabs and clams.  I loved every minute of it.  Mr. Man, on the other hand, his version of seafood is…well, it’s steak.  He tolerates some seafood, but mostly if it isn’t battered in coconut and deep-fried, he doesn’t like it.  Still, we are trying to be mostly heart-healthy, and frankly, chicken and ground turkey gets old fast.  So I tried my hand at shrimp.  I’ve cooked it before, but I purchased it fresh, this time I purchased deveined, uncooked, frozen shrimp and it worked out well.  Keep scrolling for the recipe.

Honey Garlic Shrimp with Quinoa


1lb deveined shrimp can be fresh or frozen (thawed)

1 cup honey

1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce

3 cloves garlic, minced

1lb cooked quinoa

1 tsp sesame oil

avocado oil

green onions

toasted sesame seeds


Combine honey, soy sauce, and garlic then add half of the liquid to the shrimp and let marinate for at least 20 minutes.  Can marinate overnight, the longer the shrimp marinates, the more flavorful it will be.  Prepare quinoa according to directions on package.  I like to cook mine in my instapot.  In the meantime, heat drizzled avocado oil in a shallow saucepan and add in the shrimp (not the marinade it was sitting in) and begin to cook, once one side has started to pink up add in the reserved other half of the marinade to the saucepan.  It will only take the shrimp 5-7 minutes maximum to pink up.  To plate everything, place quinoa first, then shrimp, top with green onions and toasted sesame seeds.  Discard the leftover marinade the shrimp was sitting in before it was cooked.


Do you like seafood, or are you hoping to find a recipe that will help you learn to like it?  This marinade would work well with a white fish as well.  Hope y’all are having an amazing week.

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