Get to the grill for fresh, homemade flavor
For your next cookout with loved ones, enjoy all the flavor and none of the hassle with Grilled Quinoa Paella.
If you’re the kind of person who struggles deciding between proteins, this recipe is for you as it’s loaded with chicken, chorizo sausage and shrimp. Combined with an array of veggies, it’s ideal for sharing with family and friends.
Grilled Quinoa Paella
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
2 bags Success Tri-Color Quinoa
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup canned diced tomatoes
1 cup frozen peas
3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 onion, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
1 red bell pepper, halved
4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
12 ounces medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cured chorizo sausages
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons lemon juice
Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grates well.
Prepare quinoa according to package directions, substituting chicken broth for water. Drain, reserving 1 cup chicken broth.
In large saucepan, stir diced tomatoes with reserved chicken broth; bring to boil. Cook 3-5 minutes, or until thickened slightly. Stir in quinoa, peas and smoked paprika. Cook 1 minute. Cover and let stand 10 minutes.
In small bowl, stir olive oil, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. Brush marinade over onion and red pepper. Toss half of remaining marinade with chicken and remaining marinade with shrimp.
Grill chicken 6-8 minutes per side, or until well-marked and internal temperature reaches 165 F. Grill sausages, turning occasionally, 6-8 minutes, or until well-marked and heated through. Grill shrimp 2-3 minutes per side, or until well-marked and cooked through. Grill red pepper and onion 2-3 minutes per side, or until well-marked and tender.
Chop chicken, sausage, red pepper and onion into bite-size pieces. Stir into quinoa mixture. Stir in shrimp, parsley and lemon juice. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Power you day
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When it’s time for fueling up the family at the dinner table, try Thai Chicken and Pork Skewers.
Thai Chicken and Pork Skewers
1 tablespoon minced ginger
6 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoon chili oil
1/2 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
In mixing bowl, combine ginger, garlic, peanut butter, broth, soy sauce, chili oil, lime juice, honey and cilantro. Mix well and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Cut chicken and pork into strips and thread onto skewers. In non-metal container, marinate meat in half of peanut butter sauce 1-2 hours in refrigerator. Reserve remaining sauce for dipping.
Heat oven to broil.
Broil skewered meats until done, turning once. In pot, bring remaining sauce to boil and serve warm as dipping sauce.
Recipe courtesy of the Georgia Peanut Commission
A brunch surprise
With a crunchy crust and smooth center, this tart is balanced, easy to make and a beautiful addition to any brunch menu. It’s also easy to customize as the fruit topping options are nearly unlimited. Pick your favorites and decorate the top however you please.
Brunch Fruit Tart
4 cups granola mixture
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 1/2 tablespoons honey
nonstick cooking spray
2 1/4 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package gelatin
To make crust: Preheat oven to 350 F.
In large bowl, combine granola, butter and honey. Grease 11-inch tart pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line bottom of tart pan with parchment paper.
Press granola mixture into tart pan. Place tart pan on baking sheet and bake 10 minutes. Cool completely.
To make filling: Using mixer, combine yogurt, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and gelatin until whipped completely.
Pour yogurt mixture into tart crust. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Top with strawberries, blueberries and kiwis.
Recipe adapted from homemadeinterest.com