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Shrimp Orzo Pesto

M. Kertello

"This is one of my finest creations, made much easier by the frozen pre-cooked shrimp!"
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25 m servings 585 cals
Original recipe yields 3 servings

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook orzo in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl; mix 2 teaspoons pesto and 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil into orzo.
  2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil in a skillet; cook and stir shrimp, red bell pepper, and capers in hot oil until shrimp is heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir remaining 1 teaspoon pesto, oregano, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper into shrimp mixture; cook and stir until combined, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Mix orzo into shrimp mixture; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and drizzle with olive oil.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 585 calories; 24.4 g fat; 58.9 g carbohydrates; 32 g protein; 174 mg cholesterol; 366 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I kept to the recipe with minimal changes. Pesto is made with olive oil, so I didn't add any olive oil to the dish (this helped cut down on the calories). This was a fast lunch to make, and reg...

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This was too bland and dry for our tastes. I ended up doubling the oregano and garlic powder and using way more pesto.

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I kept to the recipe with minimal changes. Pesto is made with olive oil, so I didn't add any olive oil to the dish (this helped cut down on the calories). This was a fast lunch to make, and reg...

Made this dinner tonight and it was super delicious. We did make a few changes; fresh basil, fresh garlic, fresh shrimp, sundried tomatoes instead of red bell pepper and then added some chopped ...

I know they say if you change a bunch of stuff, it's not the same recipe but I had to "McGyver" it based on what I had on hand. For example, I was out of pesto so I bullet blended a bunch of fr...

This was too bland and dry for our tastes. I ended up doubling the oregano and garlic powder and using way more pesto.

Until AR fixes this recipe to correct the directions (I did let them know), they are complete in the submitter's personal recipe so check this version: http://allrecipes.com/personalrecipe/62119...

I swapped peppers and capers for a bag of broccoli and left out the red pepper flakes. I didn't have orzo so I used angel hair spaghetti. It was perfect! My 7yr old had seconds and I kept taking...

Scrumptious and added spinach!!!

Very good! I read that it was a little bland so I doubled the pesto and seasoning, it was perfect for us! I also added onions and spinach to bulk it up. I will make this again!

Quite tasty! Substituted fresh shrimps deveined & shelled sauted in garlic butter just before adding broccoli instead of red peppers, then rest of spices. Yummy!