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Shrimp & Broccoli Orzo Pasta

This quick and easy Shrimp Scampi with Broccoli Orzo is a dish the whole family will love and it’s ready in under 30 minutes!


WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 8 ounces uncooked orzo pasta

  • 3 cups of roughly chopped fresh broccoli (florets only)

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • Himalayan salt and fresh pepper to taste

  • 1 pound peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp, tails removed

  • Juice from 1 lemon

  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley

  • grated parmesan cheese, for serving

WHAT YOU DO:

  1. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil, add the pasta and broccoli and cook according to package directions for al dente. Reserve about 1/2 cup liquid before draining.

  2. Drain orzo and broccoli in a colander and add the oil to the pot over medium heat.

  3. Add 1.5 cloves garlic and cook until golden, 30 seconds. Return the drained orzo and broccoli, stir to combine all.

  4. Add 1/4 cup of the reserved liquid, or more as needed and cook 1 minute, stirring.

  5. Set Aside

  6. Meanwhile, in a large skillet melt butter and 1 tsp oil over medium heat.  When the butter is melted, add the remainder of the garlic and sauté 30 seconds.

  7. Add shrimp and season with 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes, flip, then add another 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque and cooked through.

  8. Add cooked shrimp to the orzo and return to heat, cook over med heat for a minute or two add lemon juice, and parsley.  Toss to evenly coat.

  9. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan Cheese

  10. Serve and Enjoy!








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