Seafood

Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp

April 26, 2017
Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp - romantic dinner for two

Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp is coated in a light and creamy Parmesan cheese sauce filled with garlic, sun dried tomatoes, baby bella mushrooms, onion and spinach! This has really great flavor and the majority of it (other than cooking the orzo) is done in one pan.

These are the ingredients I used.

Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp ingredients

 

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Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the orzo per package instructions, about 8 or 9 minutes. Drain the orzo and set aside.

While the orzo is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Melt the butter and add in the garlic and shrimp and fry two minutes on each side, until cooked through and pink. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl and set aside.

shrimp and garlic frying in a pan

 

Add the onion and mushrooms to the butter remaining in the skillet.

onions and mushrooms frying in a pan

 

Add the sun dried tomatoes and fry for 1-2 minutes.

adding the tomatoes to the onions and mushrooms

 

Reduce heat to medium low heat and add the milk bringing it to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper to your taste.

adding milk to the frying pan

 

Add in the spinach leaves and the Parmesan cheese. Allow the sauce to simmer for about a minute until cheese melts.

adding spinach and parmesan cheese to the pan

 

Sprinkle the herbs and parsley over the mix and stir through.

adding herbs to the pan

 

Add the shrimp and cooked orzo into the pan. Cook for a couple of minutes to heat through. Serve and enjoy!

 

Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp for Two - is coated in a light and creamy Parmesan cheese sauce filled with garlic, sun dried tomatoes, baby bella mushrooms, onion and spinach! This has really great flavor and the majority of it (other than cooking the orzo) is done in one pan.

Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp and parmesan
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GARLIC ORZO TUSCAN SHRIMP
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp is coated in a light and creamy Parmesan cheese sauce filled with garlic, sun dried tomatoes, baby bella mushrooms, onion and spinach! This has really great flavor and the majority of it (other than cooking the orzo) is done in one pan.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood
Calories: 533.8 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup orzo pasta uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 3 cloves garlic minced (I use garlic in a jar)
  • 1/2 pound shrimp (I use peeled, deveined, tails off)
  • 1/2 small yellow onion diced
  • 3 baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 2 1/2 ounce jarred sun dried tomato strips in oil drained
  • 1 cup milk whole
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
Instructions
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the orzo per package instructions, about 8 or 9 minutes. Drain the orzo and set aside.
  2. While the orzo is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Melt the butter and add in the garlic and shrimp and fry two minutes on each side, until cooked through and pink. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Add the onion and mushrooms to the butter remaining in the skillet.
  4. Add the sun dried tomatoes and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to medium low heat and add the milk bringing it to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper to your taste.
  6. Add in the spinach leaves and the Parmesan cheese. Allow the sauce to simmer for about a minute until cheese melts.
  7. Sprinkle the herbs and parsley over the mix and stir through.
  8. Add the shrimp and cooked orzo into the pan. Serve and Enjoy.

Recipe downsized and adapted from Cafe Delites

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