Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Basil Shrimp Orzo

Ever since making Orzo with Watermelon and Feta for the Recipe Swap, orzo has made quite a few appearances on our grocery list. Usually it's so I can make us a batch of the watermelon/feta dish (it really is a perfect summer lunch) but every now and then I try out a new recipe. Anything with shrimp usually earns me an A from Neil and this one was accompanied by a thumbs up since his mouth was full.

Basil Shrimp Orzo

8 oz orzo
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
28 oz can diced tomatoes with garlic and basil
20 shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
crushed red pepper, to taste
1.5 tbsp tomato paste
Parmesan cheese

Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

In a large skillet, saute your onions and garlic in the oil for about 5 minutes. After about 3 minutes, add the shrimp in. Next, add the diced tomatoes, basil, salt, pepper, red pepper, and tomato paste. Reduce heat to medium and cover skillet. Simmer for about 5 minutes, until mixture is heated through.

Turn off the heat and add the orzo to the skillet. Sprinkle with Parmesan and mix together. Enjoy!

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