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Friday, April 27, 2012

Mediterranean Shrimp Orzo

Mediterranean flavors are some of my all time favorites! We got totally spoiled on our honeymoon [2 years ago] when we island hopped in Greece for 10 days. Kalamata olives, tzatziki, hummus, and feta made up the majority of our diet. And it was gloriousThis dish was slightly inspired by those flavor combinations and my nagging desire for some good shrimp!

Mediterranean Shrimp Orzo
serves 4-6
  • 1 lb of raw shrimp, peeled and deveined 
  • 1 lb uncooked orzo 
  • 2-3 tbsp EVOO
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup kalamata olives
  • 3 tbsp pesto
  • 2 tbsp chili garlic sauce
  • 1-3 tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 2-3 tbsp pepper
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  1. begin boiling water for orzo. cook according to directions. drain and rinse well.
  2. in a large bowl mix pesto and chili garlic sauce. this will be the base for your pasta sauce. set aside.
  3. then in a large skillet heat EVOO over med-high heat. add shrimp, olives, and tomatoes. stir + cook until shrimp are pink. remove from heat season with salt and pepper. drizzle with lemon juice.
  4. add orzo + shrimp mixture to pesto/chili garlic sauce bowl. mix well. finally stir in feta cheese.
  5. serve over a bed of baby romaine or your leafy green of choice.

  6. This meal is light + fresh.  
    It sends me back to our lovely days spent in Mediterranean. ahhh...
    ok, I'm back.


         happy Friday folks...and don't forget to treat-yo-self. 

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