Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Skillet Shrimp and Orzo Casserole

Skillet Shrimp and Orzo Pasta
What do you get when you cross shrimp with orzo pasta?  Something yummy!  I must confess (again) I bought one two new cookbooks this past week.  But this time they were kinda gifts from people who gave me Amazon gift cards.  I especially was drawn to America's Test Kitchen Pasta Revolution.  Not only does it have some great recipes but it also provides many helpful tips.  So here was my first choice!

The ingredients

A must for this recipe is a skillet that is oven proof.  After cooking most of the ingredients on the stove, it is finished off in the oven in the same pan.

Veggies are sauteed

Orzo is browned and then broth is added

Tomatoes and peas are tossed in

The shrimp is nestled in, topped with feta and baked about 15 minutes


Stayed tuned - I know I'll be trying more recipes from this cookbook!
Printable Recipe

Skillet Shrimp and Orzo Serves: 2 Calories: 570 Prep Time to Table: 40 minutes
Recipe : ATK Pasta Revolution

-8 ozs extra large shrimp, cleaned, deveined
-1 T olive oil
-3 T chopped red onion (fine)
-1/2 red pepper chopped about ½”
-1 clove garlic minced
-1/2 t oregano
-6 ozs orzo
-1 ½ cups chicken broth
-1/2 cup drained canned diced tomatoes (reserve ¼ cup juice)
-1/2 cup frozen peas
-1 oz feta cheese crumbled
-2 T sliced green onions
-lemon wedges

1. Preheat oven to 400 and have rack in middle
2. Pat shrimp dry and season with S&P – set aside until needed
3. Heat oil in large skillet that is oven proof. Add red onion and red pepper and sauté 5 minutes. Add garlic and oregano for 30 seconds. Stir in orzo and cook stirring often until orzo is golden brown (about 4 minutes)
4. Stir in broth and tomato juice and simmer about 10-12 minutes (orzo should be al dente). Stir in tomatoes and peas. Arrange shrimp on top pushing down slightly, top with feta
5. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until shrimp is cooked – about 15 minutes
6. Sprinkle with green onions and serve with lemon (squeeze on top)


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