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I’ve been sitting here, trying to think of something witty to write. But it’s just not coming to me today. So I’ll just give you the recipe, because that’s really all I can come up with right now! I really liked this meal – super easy and fast. The only change I would make next time is to leave out the clam juice and just use all chicken broth for the liquid. The clam juice made it too fishy tasting, in my opinion. Overall, a great combination of flavors!

Shrimp Orzo Skillet
adapted from 29 Minutes to Dinner

Serves 4

8 ounces large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon sugar
8 ounces orzo pasta
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup clam juice
1 lemon
1 cup frozen peas
1 tablespoon butter

Heat a large skillet with the oil over medium high heat. As skillet heats, combine salt, pepper and sugar. Add shrimp and toss to coat.

Arrange the shrimp in the bottom of the skillet and cook for about 1 minute, or until the side is browned and the edges are pink. Remove the skillet from the heat and turn the shrimp over. Let stand and additional 30 seconds or until the shrimp is cooked through. Remove the shrimp from the skillet.

In the same skillet, combine the orzo, garlic, broth and clam juice. Bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat to medium low. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until orzo is cooked through.

As the orzo cooks, zest the lemon, then juice the lemon.

Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in peas, butter, and lemon juice. Arrange the shrimp over the orzo and let stand for 3-5 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with the lemon zest before serving.

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16 Responses to Shrimp Orzo Skillet

  1. Cassie says:

    This looks a-mazing. I’m always looking for new and different shrimp recipes, so I think I’m definitely going to have to give this one a try!

  2. Chocolate Shavings says:

    That does look good! Orzo and shrimp works so well together!

  3. Ginny says:

    this looks great! I made a wonderful dinner the other night but when I sat down to post it, I couldn’t come up with anything to say… we all have those days! 🙂

  4. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    A nice meal! Delicious!



  5. Michelle @ Find Your Balance Health says:

    Orzo is lovely, isn’t it? Don’t worry about being witty, we love you however you are and especially when you bring us yummy recipes!

  6. Sara says:

    I love one pot meals, this one looks pretty healthy too!

  7. Sarah says:

    Love orzo! Love shrimp! Looks like a great meal!

  8. Dawn says:

    ha ha, I do that a lot, just sit there waiting for something ‘witty’ to come along after I’ve done all the pic editing, recupe check over and then “poof” wit is all gone.
    Well, no need for words on this one as shrimp and orzo go very well together.
    how is motherhood treating you?

  9. Claire says:

    mmmm….looks yummy! I might change the peas to something else, but all else looks wonderful!

  10. Sophie says:

    Ya know, I run out of things to say all the time :P…for instance, I use the word yummy way to much, and I know it doesn’t do this dish justice…but it does look delicious, I loove shrimp!

  11. kat says:

    I hate that feeling when I sit down to write a blog post & nothing comes

  12. kristina says:

    That sounds delicious! But I’ve had no luck trying to find orzo in England. It must be somewhere though, and this recipe might be a good reason to resume the search! K x

  13. Elyse says:

    Mmm, this dish looks delicious! I’m always up for a new delicious and easy recipe. Count me in!

  14. Hillary says:

    This looks super tasty! I’m going to start eating more shrimp since it’s healthy.

  15. Kevin says:

    The picture speaks for itself and it is saying yummy!

  16. Annick says:

    Just wanted to say that I made this for dinner tonight. It was a simple and comforting meal that was quick to prepare. By the way, I omitted the clam juice and it was great!

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