Shrimp is on sale in my area almost every week making it cheaper to eat shrimp than chicken sometimes. As long as it’s on sale, we have it about once a week or so. Because of that, I have loads of shrimp recipes.
This particular recipe I found on epicurious and found it to be a really nice and different way of making shrimp scampi. It also meets my easy criteria.
Shrimp and Orzo
3/4 cup orzo
4 tbsp butter, divided
2 tbsps olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed
1 bunch of green onions, sliced thinly
1/3 cup of dry white wine
Cook orzo to al dente according to package directions.
While orzo is cooking, melt 2 tbsps of the butter with the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic to pan and saute for 10 to 15 seconds. Add shrimp and saute for about 2 minutes. Add green onions and continue sauteeing until shrimp are pink and just about cooked through, about 1 minute or so. Add the wine and cook until wine boils, about 1 minute. Mix in remaining 2 tbsps butter and season with salt and pepper.
Drain the orzo and put into a serving dish. Pour shrimp mixture over the top and serve.
Makes 4 servings.