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"Greek" Shrimp with Orzo (Not Ouzo!)

Posted on August 11, 2019 with 0 comments

 

Sale on shrimp!

But we were both interested in trying something a little different from our usual (and beloved) linguine with shrimp, lemon, garlic, and crunchy bread crumbs...

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The garden is in full cry!  We had feta, too, so Greek seemed a way to go.

I cleaned and de-veined the shrimp, thin-sliced 4 large garlic cloves, and then combined the shrimp, garlic, EVOO, salt, and red pepper flakes.  I let them marinate together in the fridge for about an hour.

I chopped some Kalamata olives, and feta, and parsley, and set them aside.

I sautéed the shrimp gently, adding a bit of dried... yes, dried... oregano.  There are times when that old familiar flavor is exactly what I’m looking for!

And now...

Here I go again...

Never. Overcook. Shrimp!!!

I took the shrimp off the heat.  While doing all of this I cooked and drained some orzo.  I mixed the orzo, the shrimp mixture, the feta, and the parsley.

This was terrific!  And it was and wasn’t...

1) A salad.
2) A pasta salad.

It was its own thing...  Very Greek-tasting.  A full meal, but light.  A salad, but more substantial.

All in all, a really good summer meal.

PS.  Don’t. Overcook. Shrimp!!!