Shrimp and Orzo with Cherry Tomatoes and Romano Cheese

Made this tonight and photo 2153035-1Made this tonight and it was yummy and easy. I used some white wine will sauteeing the onions and garlic and added feta to the top.












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Becky Luigart-Stayner
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Parmesan cheese works in this dish, too, if you don't have pecorino Romano on hand. Serve leftovers as a great cold pasta salad for lunch.
Made this tonight and photo 2153035-6Yield:  4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

Made this tonight and photo 2153035-71 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
1 tablespoon bottled minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) grated fresh pecorino Romano cheese
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
Cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.CALORIES 414 (26% from fat); FAT 11.9g (sat 2.9g,mono 6g,poly 1.6g); IRON 4.9mg; CHOLESTEROL 181mg; CALCIUM 178mg; CARBOHYDRATE 43.6g; SODIUM 721mg; PROTEIN 33.1g; FIBER 3.1g



While pasta cooks, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper evenly over shrimp. Add shrimp to pan; cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan.


Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan. Add onion, garlic, and red pepper; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add tomatoes, and cook 3 minutes or until tomatoes begin to soften, stirring occasionally. Stir in pasta and shrimp; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat, and stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, cheese, and basil.


Posted on August 17, 2010 at 2:40 pm
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yummy i well have to make this for the fi , he loves shrimp

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 2:17 am
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and i was just thinking of what to make for dinner!  YUM!


 

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 9:49 am
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we are cooking it tonight , thanks clightner

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 11:45 am
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np hope you ladies like it :)

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 4:09 pm
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mmmm, looks yummy!

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 9:35 pm
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yummy in my tummy

Posted on August 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm
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yum---that looks awesome!!!

Posted on August 19, 2010 at 4:12 pm
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I tried this recipe last night and it was delish!  DH loves shrimp.  Thanks for sharing :)

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 5:18 am
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gonna cook it again tonight fi loved it last time

Posted on September 4, 2010 at 9:54 am
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ohhh this sounds amazing!!!!

Posted on September 5, 2010 at 11:21 am

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