February 2, 2005

Shrimp & Orzo

Jennifer Garner's Shrimp and Orzo

1 cup dry orzo
2 tsp olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1/4 cup white wine
1 can (28 oz) whole, peeled tomatoes
2 TBSP chopped fresh parsley
1 TBSP capers
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes
1 lb medium shelled and deveined shrimp
1/2 cup feta

Cook orzo in boiling water according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until onion is translucent. Add wine and cook 1 minute. Toss in drained tomatoes (reserve 1/2 cup juice). Break tomatoes into chunks. Add reserved juice, parsley, capers, oregano, basil, black pepper, and red pepper. Simmer 5 minutes. Add shrimp and cook 2 minutes or until shrimp become opaque. Add cooked orzo to skillet. Mix well. When pasta is thoroughly heated, stir in feta. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

Notes: It wasn't the fact that I've been watching ALIAS on and off that attracted me to this one. I was looking for something simple with pasta but a little out of the ordinary. This fit the bill. And proved to be quite tasty.

Posted by Jennifer at February 2, 2005 10:01 PM

It was indeed quite tasty, with a more complex flavor than I'd been expecting and just the right amount of heat to balance off the other flavors the dish without overpowering everything.

Posted by: Michael at February 13, 2005 4:01 PM
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