Tuesday, March 24, 2009

orzo w/shrimp...

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)
olive oil
garlic sea salt
black pepper
lemon pepper

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.


  1. This looks so good! When are you inviting us over for this?

  2. I cannot eat shell fish but this looks very tasty!


  3. Rhonda...you all are invited over any time!

    Tafari...it was. be careful of those radiology procedures since they contain iodine just like shellfish.

  4. This looks absolutely divine! Yum! :)