I've realized that we eat chicken for about 90% of our dinners. It's just so easy and healthy and I find so many chicken recipes that I want to try! So I decided to break out of my fowl rut and I tried a new shrimp dish. It is such a simple dish to throw together after work but it was full of flavor and a delicious change from our go-to chicken. Have a great weekend!
Skillet Shrimp & Orzo
2 Tbsp olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups halved grape tomatoes
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
3/4 pound orzo
3 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, with rack in top position. In a large broiler-proof skillet, heat 5 tsp oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until just beginning to brown, 1 minute. Increase heat to high and add tomatoes; season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 minutes. Add orzo and broth and bring to a simmer. Cover, transfer to oven, and bake until liquid is mostly absorbed, 10-12 minutes.
Toss shrimp with 1 tsp oli and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper. Remove skillet from oven and place shrimp on top of orzo. Heat broiler. Broil until shrimp are opaque throughout, 4 minutes. Sprinkle with basil and serve.
source: recipe from Everyday Food, May 2012