Tuesday, March 24, 2009
last night when i came home from work...i knew i was having shrimp for dinner...but i didn't know what i would have with it...or how any of it would be prepared. my initial thought was to saute the shrimp (shells on)...and peel & eat as i went.
mrchazman is not too fond of shrimp...so i needed to make something that both of us could eat. pasta!!! into the cupboard i went. lately...i've been very fond of orzo pasta...and i reached for it again.
this isn't one of those formal recipes you'll find in a cook book...as i cook mainly by taste...but...this is pretty much how i did it.
1 pkg orzo pasta
1 lb shrimp, peeled & deveined
1/2 onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, diced
1 handful mushrooms, diced
crushed red pepper flakes
pesto (i made it myself last summer)
garlic sea salt
while the orzo cooked (according to pkg directions)...i sauteed garlic, onion, mushrooms & red pepper flakes in olive oil for about 5 mintues...then removed from pan.
next saute the shrimp...and removed them from pan.
added drained orzo to pan with dash of olive oil, pesto (to taste), garlic sea salt, black & lemon pepper.
top w/shrimp mixture. garnish w/cilantro.