Shrimp Scampi With Orzo Recipe – NYT Cooking Tell a Friend

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  • 1 - pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons - extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 - tablespoon lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 1/2 - teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 4 - garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons - unsalted butter
  • 1 - cup orzo
  • 2 cups - boiling water, seafood stock or chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons - finely chopped parsley
  • - kosher salt and fresh black pepper
  • 1/3 cups - dry white wine
  • Directions:

    In a medium bowl, stir together shrimp, 1 tablespoon olive oil, lemon zest, red-pepper flakes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and half the garlic. Set aside to marinate. (This step can be done up to 1 hour in advance.)

    Add butter, remaining olive oil and remaining garlic to a medium skillet set over medium heat. When the butter starts to bubble, add the orzo and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring often, until the orzo is toasted, about 2 minutes, adjusting the heat as necessary to prevent the garlic from burning. Carefully add the wine — it will bubble — and stir until absorbed, about 1 minute. Stir in water, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until orzo is al dente, about 12 minutes.

    Add the shrimp in a snug, even layer on top of the orzo, cover, and cook until all the shrimp is pink and cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, 2 minutes.
    Sprinkle with parsley and lemon juice, season with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.

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    Shrimp dish

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    Category:  Fish or seafood

    Cuisine:  American

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    February 26, 2021

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