Cilantro Coconut Quinoa Seafood Stew

Soup season is right around the corner! I love to make soups because I can pack in lots of nutrients and have leftovers. My motto is cook once and eat twice. This recipe fits the bill!

Cilantro Coconut Quinoa Seafood Stew

• 1 pound seafood, such as salmon and/or shrimp (peeled and deveined).
• 1 cup of cooked quinoa
• 1 onion, chopped
• 3-4 garlic cloves, minced or chopped
• 1 TBSP coconut oil
• 1 cup canned coconut milk
• 4 cups water or chicken broth
• ½ cup cilantro
• 1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes
• 1 lemon, juiced
• Dash of cayenne pepper
• ½ TBSP sea salt
• 3 chopped scallions
• 1 lime (for garnish)

Cut fish/shrimp into bite size pieces and chop onion, garlic and cilantro. Set aside. Add coconut oil to a medium-sized pot and turn on burner to high. Add in the garlic and onions and reduce heat to medium. Once the onions start to become translucent add the coconut milk and seafood. Cook on medium for about 5 minutes. Next, add the water, lemon juice, dash of cayenne pepper, and sea salt. Let cook for about 10 more minutes. Add the tomatoes and cooked quinoa – reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 5 minutes. Check fish to be sure it’s cooked through. Then turn off the stove and add the cilantro and scallions. Garnish each bowl with a slice of lime. Serve warm. Can be stored covered in refrigerator – it’s even better the next day!

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