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Roasted Shrimp and Orzo Pasta by Ina Garten

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Orzo Pasta by Ina Garten

Can add 1lb peeled and deveined shrimp
Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 305kcal
Author: asclavijo


  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 pound orzo pasta rice-shaped pasta
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 lemons
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup minced scallions white and green parts
  • 1 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 med cucumber unpeeled, seeded, and medium-diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion small-diced
  • 3/4 pound feta cheese large diced


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Fill a large pot with water, add 1 tablespoon of salt and a splash of oil, and bring the water to a boil. Add the orzo and simmer for 9 to 11 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it's cooked al dente. Drain and pour into a large bowl. Whisk together the lemon juice, 1/2 cup olive oil, 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Pour over the hot pasta and stir well.
  • Meanwhile, place the shrimp on a sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to combine and spread out in a single layer. Roast for 5 to 6 minutes, until the shrimp are cooked through. Don't overcook!
  • Add the shrimp to the orzo and then add the scallions, dill, parsley, cucumber, onion, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Toss well. Add the feta and stir carefully. Set aside at room temperature for 1 hour to allow the flavors to blend, or refrigerate overnight. If refrigerated, taste again for seasonings and bring back to room temperature before serving.


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Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 779mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1409IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 257mg | Iron: 2mg

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