SHRIMP AND ORZO WITH CHERRY TOMATOES AND ROMANO CHEESE

 

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Ingredients

  • 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.

Notes

Categories: Main Dish  Shellfish 

Author Credit: Cooking Light

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