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Shrimp Orzo Skillet Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Angela Stringfellow

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
8 oz. uncooked shrimp (50-60 per pound)
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
1/8 tsp sugar
8 oz. orzo pasta
1 garlic clove, pressed
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup clam juice
1 lemon
1 Tbsp crushed mint
1 cup frozen peas
1 Tbsp butter or margarine

Directions:
Directions:
Peel and Devein shrimp. Add oil to 10 inch skillet; heat over medium-high heat 1-3 minutes or until shimmering. As skillet heats, combine salt, black pepper and sugar in dish with lid, add shrimp and toss to coat.
Arrange shrimp in a single layer over bottom of Skillet and cook about 1 minute or until one side is browned and edges are pink. Remove skillet from heat and turn shrimp over; let stand and additional 30 seconds or until centers are opaque and shrimp is cooked through. Remove shrimp from skillet and set aside.
In the same skillet, combine orzo, pressed garlic, broth and clam juice. Bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 10-12 minutes or until orzo is cooked through.
As orzo cooks, zest lemon to measure 1 Tbsp zest; juice lemon to measure 1 Tbsp juice.
Remove skillet from heat and stir in peas, butter and lemon juice. Arrange shrimp over orzo; cover and let stand 3-5 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with lemon zest and mint before serving.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I double this recipe for my family. Cooking the shrimp as directed give a much better flavor than using precooked shrimp. Sometimes I use fresh, chopped asparagus in place of the peas.

 

 

 

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