Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sauteed Shrimp in a Feta-Tomato Sauce over Orzo

This was a "use up leftovers in the fridge" recipe. We had a ton of orzo, half a can of tomato sauce, and most of a can of tomato paste that needed to be used up. Turned out pretty good! I'll write the recipe if I was making it from scratch though.

Sauteed Shrimp in a Feta-Tomato Sauce over Orzo

1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 can tomato sauce
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 cup uncooked orzo
spices (garlic, salt, pepper, italian seasoning, red pepper flakes)
feta crumbles

Make orzo according to package directions.

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and heat through. Sautee garlic until lightly brown. Add in shrimp, season to taste with salt and pepper, and sautee until done.

In a bowl, mix together tomato sauce, tomato paste, season with spices to taste. Add sauce to skillet and heat until sauce is warm and bubbly.

At this point you can either add the feta crumbles to the warm sauce and stir until melted in, or plate the shrimp and sauce over orzo and sprinkle the crumbles on top.

Wine pairing: Casa Silva Reserva 2005 Merlot

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