Monday, January 25, 2010

Working Mom Meal #2: Orzo Pasta with Shrimp

Recipe number 2 is one that I actually got from my dad.  He was laid off last year and decided he would make dinner for my mom a few nights a week.  He found this on the Filippo Berio Website and voila!  IT is soooo amazing and another easy meal when you just want to eat and move on with your life.(recipe and photo courtesy of Filippo Berio website)

Orzo Pasta with Shrimp
• 8 ounces uncooked orzo pasta
• 3 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon  olive oil
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 1-1/4 pounds raw small shrimp, shelled and deveined
• 1-1/2 medium tomatoes, chopped
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
• Juice of 1 lemon
• 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
• Salt and black pepper

Directions :

1. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente (tender but still firm). Drain.
2. Toss with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil; set aside.
3. Heat remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil in large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add garlic; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until golden.
4. Add shrimp; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimp are opaque (do not overcook).
5. Stir in pasta. Add tomatoes, cilantro, parsley and lemon juice. Sprinkle with feta cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


AnnCrabs said...

Yum! I love orzo. I will have to try this!

MisAdventuresofMomof3 said...

We (the children and I) love Shrimp!

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joe said...

wow. another copy and creative... obviously you think your followers cant look up a recipe on line so they need you to post it right here.lovely. here are some sites that have great recipes!!

Amy said...

They do have great recipes, in fact that is where I got my first one from. Food network. You will be seeing many more from both of those sites coming up! I am glad you visited my blog Joe! If you read the post you would see that these are not new meals i designed, they are ones I have tried that are super easy and good!