CAJUN SHRIMP AND QUINOA CASSEROLE

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Shrimpy shrimp shrimp shrimp casserole. Made in a cast iron skillet. Cause cast iron skillets just do it better. From stove-top to oven in a cinch. All of those tasty flavors stay in one place until they meet your plate, ready to be devoured.

This was the first recipe I made after we got home from vacation. Our now want to ditch Florida and move to North Carolina vacation. It’s beautiful up there. And I got to see snow! Did I mention snow? It only took 32 1/2 years for me to finally see snow. Funny story – I had to ask Ken if what I was seeing was actually snow. It was in the 50s when I first stumbled upon it. I thought snow would be melted in those temps so I figured someone had dumped a bunch of icy, frozen water into a flower bed. Lucky for me, it was snow. And I saw a lot more of it. I even got to walk in it. E-X-C-I-T-E-D. That was me.

Cajun Shrimp Quinoa Casserole
Cajun Shrimp Quinoa Casserole

Ingredients

  • ¾ lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 medium tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • ½ C chopped sweet onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2½ tsp cajun seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2½ C cooked quinoa
  • 1 C shredded fontina cheese
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Toss the shrimp and 1 tsp Cajun seasoning together, set aside.
  2. Toss the tomatoes with 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp Cajun seasoning, set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat in a cast iron skillet (or any oven-safe skillet.) Cook the shrimp until opaque, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and set aside.

You can find complete recipes of this Cajun Shrimp Quinoa Casserole in thisgalcooks.com

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