Southern Style Shrimp with Lemon Basil Orzo

Smoky shrimps in creamy sauce and zesty orzo. What a good combo!

Ingredients

Ingredients
Servings:
g
Orzo
tbsp
Olive Oil
tsp
Butter
tbsp
Lemon Juice
tsp
Lemon Zest
g
Fresh Basil
g
Fresh Dill
g
Shrimps
tsp
Sweet Smoked Paprika Powder
tsp
Garlic Powder
tsp
Ground Ginger
tbsp
Tomato Paste
ml
White Wine
ml
Coconut Milk
can
Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

Preparing In The Kitchen
  1. Wash and pat dry the herbs, pluck the leaves from the stems and roughly chop them. Cook the orzo according to package instructions, drain it and add it right back to the same pot. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon chopped basil and dill, lemon juice and zest, and season with salt and pepper.
  2. To make the shrimps, wash them and dry, place them in a bowl and mix with 1 tbsp olive oil, smoked paprika, ginger and garlic powder. Mix well, till evenly coated.
  3. Heat up a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the shrimps, fry them for few seconds and add the butter. Stir till melted.
  4. Add the wine, simmer over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add in the coconut milk and tomato paste, stir well, and cook for about 5 more minutes, until sauce thicken a bit. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Spoon the orzo among plates, top with the shrimps and sauce over the orzo. Garnish with fresh basil.

Preparing In The Kitchen
  1. Wash and pat dry the herbs, pluck the leaves from the stems and roughly chop them. Cook the orzo according to package instructions, drain it and add it right back to the same pot. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon chopped basil and dill, lemon juice and zest, and season with salt and pepper.
  2. To make the shrimps, wash them and dry, place them in a bowl and mix with 1 tbsp olive oil, smoked paprika, ginger and garlic powder. Mix well, till evenly coated.
  3. Heat up a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the shrimps, fry them for few seconds and add the butter. Stir till melted.
  4. Add the wine, simmer over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add in the coconut milk and tomato paste, stir well, and cook for about 5 more minutes, until sauce thicken a bit. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Spoon the orzo among plates, top with the shrimps and sauce over the orzo. Garnish with fresh basil.

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