Friday, 21 August 2009

Broccoli Spears and King Prawn Quinoa

A delicious and healthy recipe, that is light and well suited to this time of year (summer). Also long awaited by you my followers, with my apologies for the wait.

Recipe Ingredients: (for 4 people)
  • 350grs Quinoa
  • 250 Pealed Prawn (raw) cut in halves
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 200grs broccoli spears, (branches sliced)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
  • 4 mild chillies, chopped
  • 1 piece of ginger (size of a garlic clove) minced
  • 1 fish stock cube (like knorr or Oxo)
  • 1/2 can plum tomatoes pealed and chopped
  • 1 soup spoon of turmeric
  • 1/2 soup spoon of paprika
  • 2 soup spoons of chopped coriander
  • olive oil, salt and black pepper to taste (+ 1/4 glass of wine "red or white)


Put In a pan about three to four tablespoons of olive oil ,a pinch of salt and a little pepper. Place this one on the heat and let it heat, once hot add the onion, garlic, ginger, carrot, chilli, chopped branches of broccoli, chives, paprika and turmeric. Cook a little for about 1 to 2 minutes stirring occasionally, when it starts to get a little stuck to the pan, de-glacé it with 1 / 4 cup of white or red wine, and it will form a thick sauce, to which you add a glass of water, the tomatoes, broccoli, the fish stock and the Quinoa .

Once boiling reduce the heat to minimum and put a lid on the pan, watching it from time to time to see if a little more water is needed, let cook for about ten minutes, then add the prawns and let it cook three to four minutes more stirring occasionally, adding last coriander cover the pan again with the lid and let stand about two to three minutes which will make it ready to serve .... bon appetit.


Chef E said...

I love quinoa, love prawns and I bet this is marvelous as a meal in your house! They are so luck to have you cooking for them!

Anonymous said...

Quinoa and prawns sound wonderful! Great dish!

Donna-FFW said...

Hope you saved a place for me at your table for this most delicious looking dish! MMM.. prawns.

Tangled Noodle said...

What a great dish! I just picked up some quinoa after hearing so much about it; pairing it with prawns and broccoli (two favorites) sounds wonderful. I love how the turmeric makes it look bright and tasty!

Fla said...

Oi Ricardo, tudo bem?
Passando para agradecer a visita no meu blog e para retribuir também.
Confesso que meu inglês é um pouco limitado...risos, mas eu entendi a receita e já é um fenômeno isso! Rs...
Estou te seguindo.

Anonymous said...

Rico, this sounds tasty! I have just recently discovered the wonder that is quinoa, and am always looking for new ways to enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rico, theres an award waiting for you on my blog :)

Rico said...

Oias Fla prazer em te conhecer, adorei o teu comentário assim como já sei que já encontraste o em Portuges pois disseste que tens certa dificuldade com o em Inglê doces xxx

Sophie Sportende Foodie said...

What a feast for the eyes,...

MMMMMM,..i adore quinoa in a meal but my husband doesn't like it at all! So, I will have to make this when he is out!

Georgous colours too!

PS: Thanks for the white smile,...hahahaha!


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