Okay, so maybe the title is a little misleading. They aren’t actually grits, but shrimp and quinoa just doesn’t have the same ring to it. And honestly, this quinoa is so creamy, garlicky and delicious you won’t even know the difference! That creaminess is perfectly offset with the spicy tang of the sautéed shrimp, I think this may be the best dish I have eaten all month!
If you remember, a while ago I discovered quinoa as an amazing addition to my Paleo diet. I had always assumed it was a grain but to my surprise, it is a seed, so totally acceptable! I find it pairs wonderfully with a myriad of dishes, it can pretty much take the spot of any starch and just like couscous or rice it takes on any flavour that you wish. Whats not to love?