Feel peaceful with this shrimp dish

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shrimpMarci Izard shows us how to make a healthy dish that will leave you satisfied, but not weighed down.

LEMON GARLIC SHRIMP WITH ORZO

For the dressing:

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp dill (ideally fresh), chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp salt

Shrimp and orzo:

  • 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup orzo pasta (whole wheat if possible)
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup capers
  • 2 tbsp scallions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped

In a small bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients. Pour ¼ cup of the liquid over the shrimp and toss to coat.  Use the remaining dressing to make an orzo side dish:  Cook the orzo according to instructions on the package. Afterwards, pour it into a medium bowl.  Add the rest of the dressing and the feta cheese.  Toss.  Add the pepper, capers, scallions and oregano.   Toss again.

Cook the shrimp on a grill pan over high heat. Turn them once, cooking 4 to 5 minutes total, until cooked through.

Serve the shrimp beside or over the orzo.

Serves 4.

*If you are only making the shrimp, use 4 tsp lemon juice, 3 tbsp oil, 2 tsp dill, 1 clove garlic and a light sprinkle of salt for the marinade.

*If you are only making the orzo, use 3 tbsp lemon juice, 1/3 cup oil, 4 tsp dill, 1 clove garlic and a light sprinkle of salt for the dressing.

Want to try it yourself? Print out this handy recipe card so you can make this dish whenever you’d like.

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