Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Over Orzo With Zucchini Recipe

This lemon-garlic shrimp over orzo with zucchini is a light and refreshing dish that is perfect for a summer dinner. The shrimp is marinated in a tangy lemon and garlic mixture, then cooked until tender and juicy. The orzo is cooked until al dente and tossed with sautéed zucchini for added texture and flavor. The dish is finished with a sprinkle of fresh parsley for a pop of color and freshness. Serve this dish as a main course or as a side dish for a delicious and satisfying meal.

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Ingredients for Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Over Orzo With Zucchini Recipe

  • 1/4 pound Shrimp, Peeled And Deveined
  • 1/2 Juice Lemons
  • 1 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Medium Zucchini, Sliced
  • 1/4 cup Orzo
  • as per your need Fresh Parsley, For Garnish

Directions: Lemon-garlic Shrimp Over Orzo With Zucchini Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a bowl, combine the shrimp, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Let it marinate for 15 minutes.
  • STEP 2.Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the marinated shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until pink and cooked through. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  • STEP 3.In the same skillet, add more olive oil if needed and sauté the zucchini until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • STEP 4.Meanwhile, cook the orzo according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • STEP 5.Add the cooked orzo to the skillet with the sautéed zucchini. Toss to combine and heat through.
  • STEP 6.Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet and toss everything together. Cook for an additional minute to warm the shrimp.
  • STEP 7.Serve the lemon-garlic shrimp over orzo with zucchini hot, garnished with fresh parsley.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to not overcook the shrimp to keep them tender and juicy.
  • You can add a splash of white wine to the skillet when cooking the shrimp for extra flavor.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables like cherry tomatoes or bell peppers for more color and variety.
  • For a creamier dish, you can stir in a tablespoon of butter or cream at the end.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat the leftovers in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through.
  • This dish can be served as a main course with a side salad or crusty bread, or as a side dish alongside grilled chicken or fish.
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Recipe By Slurrp