Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Orzo Salad with Feta, Tomatoes and Spicy Shrimp

When the temperature soars above the 90 degree mark, it gets really hard to think about cooking. We eat a lot of salad--which are both cooling and easy to throw together. Orzo, a rice-like pasta, adds a little more substance to a salad, without the heaviness of regular pasta and without the longer cooking times for rice. For this salad, I mixed the orzo, cubes of feta, and halved grape tomatoes with a lemon-shallot vinaigrette. This was placed on a bed of arugula and other lettuces and then topped with some quickly sauteed shrimp. The shrimp were marinated in garlic, shallots, lemon zest, olive oil, salt and pepper, and hot and smokey Spanish paprika. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

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