Thursday, April 2, 2009

Greek Style Garlic Shrimp with Orzo

I recently made a new recipe from Rachel Ray's 365: No Repeats Cookbook. I thought it was really good. The hubby disliked the skins from the grape tomatoes that I's a texture thing with him:)

Greek Style Garlic Shrimp with Orzo

1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
2/3 pound orzo
2 teaspoons lemon zest
lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 small red onion, chopped
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/3 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
freshly ground pepper

Season the shrimp with the lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt to taste. Cook the orzo according to package directions in salted water. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large non-stick skillet. Add the onions, garlic, crushed red pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook for an additional minute. Then add the tomatoes, olives, oregano, and parsley. Cook just until shrimp turn pink. Add the wine and remove from heat. Drain the cooked orzo and drizzle with just a touch of olive oil to keep it from sticking together. Toss in a large serving dish with the shrimp mixture and top with the feta cheese crumbles.

I pretty much left the recipe as is this time. I did use grape tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes and begrudgingly left the olives out because Steve doesn't like them. I may try a canned , drained diced tomato next time to see if the hubby will give it a better review. I will be making this again. Don't skip the MAKES the dish!

A quick funny. I try to take pics of the food to go with the recipe just for fun (although I am slow to add them to the blog!). The other night I was snapping away and Xavier said "Why are you taking pictures of that? Nobody wants to see pictures of our dinner"! OK maybe he is just a tad like his father...that sounds like something straight out of Daddy's mouth! Thanks for your support babe!


Stephanie said...

You can tell them both that Mrs Steffi wants to see pictures! That's like on Food Network or something! H-E-E-L-L-O-O-O!!!