Shrimp and Orzo

Shrimp and Orzo

 

Shrimp and Orzo

Ingredients:
  • 1  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
Preparation:
  • Cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
  • 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.
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