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Roasted Shrimp & Orzo

When I came across this recipe on Cupcakes & Cashmere not long ago, I knew it was one that I had to test out. I may or may not have a girl crush on both Emily and Ina Garten and I was sure that neither of them would disappoint. The result was incredible! The combinations comparable to love, really. It will, without a doubt, be my go-to meal for any upcoming potluck or summer barbecue in the coming months. You barely need to turn the stove on, it’s quick, easy and inexpensive to throw together, and makes enough to feed a small army (or myself for 3-4 days straight).

full disclosure: I generally opt to switch out the red onion for a yellow one as I’m not the biggest red onion fan. Next, I chop up said onion and brown the bits in a cast iron pan with a dab of olive oil. Also, I use zucchini instead of english cucumber (which I haven’t been able to find; either way the zucchini blends incredibly with the rest of the flavours). Before tossing the zucchini into the mix, I threw it in the skillet with the onion to soften it up just a tad.

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    Monica {bohemian twilight}
    June 10, 2011 at 11:41 am

    oh i can eat something like this every day. i love seafood.

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      June 13, 2011 at 2:50 pm

      me too! My boyfriend isn’t the biggest shrimp fan (I know. something may be wrong with him) so I can’t make it as often as I’d like to. sigh.

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    June 10, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    This is one of my favorite Barefoot recipes! So tasty.

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    Emma at The Marion House Book
    June 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Looks delicious. You should be able to find English cucumbers quite easily. They’re the long, green slender cukes in the saran wrap. (usually located beside the tomatoes – why I don’t know!)

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      June 13, 2011 at 2:51 pm

      thanks Emma! I’ve probably been looking in the wrong spot. I’ll have to give it a shot with actual english cucumbers – although it does taste delicious with zucchini

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    June 12, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    barely turn on the stove! sign me up!

    looks delish.


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    July 19, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    yes! i love this salad. and i have a crush on both of those fine ladies, too!

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