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Low carbs quinoa and seafood

Ciao, welcome back to my blog!

Today's recipe is another fresh and light dish with seafood that is perfect for summer! It is a low carb meal thanks to the quinoa, which is a great healthy alternative to pasta and rice and it is packed with lean proteins from the prawns and the squids.

The best part of it though, is that is absolutely delicious and it is ready in under 30 minutes!

Ingredients for 2:

  • 2 cups of quinoa

  • 200g king prawns

  • 1 big squid

  • Garlic

  • Basil

  • Parsley

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Chilli flakes

  • Half a lemon

Bring to boil 1l of water, add some salt and then the quinoa. Let it cook for 20 minutes with the lid on.

Clean the squid, cut into slices and set it aside.

Chop the parsley and the basil leaves thinly with a knife.

Remove the skin from the king prawns and cut them into cubes. Leave two whole to make the plate pretty when serving.

In a pan on high heat, warm up some extra virgin olive oil and add a clove of garlic, the juice of the lemon and the herbs.

Add the king prawns first and let them cook for only a couple of minutes.

Then add the cooked and drained quinoa and lastly, the squid as it only takes a minute to cook and it will turn hard and chewy when overcooked.

Stir well to allow the flavours to combine and turn the heat off.

How to serve it in a pretty way to impress your guests:

Use a small bowl or a round dough cutter and put it in the centre of your plate. Then place the quinoa inside with a spoon, pressing slightly in order to make it compact.

After 5-6 minutes I took it off very slowly and added the seafood on top very carefully with the help of bamboo chopsticks t be more precise. Last touch: a parley leaf and extra sprinkle of chopped herbs and chilli flakes around + a light drizzle of olive oil.


Thank you so much for reading my post today, I hope you liked it and you will try to do it as well. If so, I would be glad to receive some pics so I can share them on my social media accounts.

Have a great weekend all!