tasty treats: roasted shrimp and 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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9 Responses to “tasty treats: roasted shrimp and orzo.”
  1. oh i can eat something like this every day. i love seafood.

    • Jacquelyn says:

      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.

  2. freutcake says:

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

  3. 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!)

    • Jacquelyn says:

      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

  4. barely turn on the stove! sign me up!

    looks delish.


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

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