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Greek Orzo with Grilled Shrimp Recipe

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This recipe for Greek Orzo with Grilled Shrimp, by , is from Florence Hardy's 80th Birthday Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kristin Anthony
Added: Wednesday, November 5, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3/4 pound orzo, cooked al dente
1 large cucumber, seeded, quartered lengthwise, and sliced
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill, plus extra for garnish
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 cup olive oil, plus additional for brushing shrimp
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3/4 pound feta cheese, crumbled
16 medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined

Directions:
Directions:
Combine cooked orzo, cucumber, green onions, and tomatoes in a large bowl. Place dill, vinegar, and mustard in a blender and blend until smooth. With the motor running, slowly add the olive oil and blend until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour the vinaigrette over the orzo mixture and stir well to combine. Gently fold in the feta cheese.

Heat grill to high. Brush shrimp with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill for approximately 2 minutes per side or until just cooked through. Divide orzo salad among 4 plates and top with 4 shrimp. Garnish with additional dill.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a recipe I saw Bobby Flay make on TV. I changed a few things and it is one of my new favorite dishes. Stephanie made a close variation of this at Melissa's bridal shower (without the shrimp) and everyone LOVED it. That was such a fun time to have almost all the girls together to celebrate Melissa's engagement and wedding. Memow commented several times that it was more fancy than any restaurant!

 

 

 

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