Shrimp And Orzo With Cherry Tomatoes And Romano Cheese


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Serves 4 | Prep Time | Cook Time

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Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup uncooked orzo
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 sweet onion
1 tablespoon bottled minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/3 cup grated fresh pecorino romano cheese; (could sub parmesan)
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil


Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.


While pasta cooks, heat 1 T. oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.


Sprinkle 1/2 t. of salt and 1/8 t. 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 T. 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 t. salt, 1/8 t. black pepper, cheese and basil.


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