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Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp Recipe for Two

April 26, 2017
Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp for Two - delicious and creamy shrimp and orzo dinner

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. It is easy and quick, ready in just 20 minutes yet it’s beautiful enough impress a discerning eye.

 

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Start by bringing a medium pot of water to a boil and cook the orzo according to the 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. Allow them to cook for a couple of minutes.

onions and mushrooms frying in a pan

 

Next add in the sun dried tomatoes and fry for another 1-2 minutes.

adding the tomatoes to the onions and mushrooms

 

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

adding milk to the frying pan

 

Stir 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 until combined.

adding herbs to the pan

 

Return the shrimp to the pan and add the cooked orzo into the mixture. 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. Great romantic dinner for two, lunch, or date night.

 

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Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp for Two - delicious and creamy shrimp and orzo dinner
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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
Servings (Adjustable): 2
Calories: 573 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients (Choose US or Metric)
  • 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. Allow them to cook for a couple of minutes.

  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 Notes

Calories listed are per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 573 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 327mg 109%
Sodium 1352mg 56%
Potassium 1888mg 54%
Total Carbohydrates 61g 20%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 22g
Protein 45g 90%
Vitamin A 58.7%
Vitamin C 35.1%
Calcium 59.8%
Iron 41.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe downsized and adapted from Cafe Delites

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