- 2 c. dry orzo
- 2 T chopped fresh parsley
- ½ t salt, divided
- 3 t unsalted butter, divided
- 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
- ½ t ground black pepper
Cook orzo according to instructions on package. Drain and place in medium-sized bowl. Mix in fresh parsley and ¼ t salt. Cover/keep warm.
While orzo is cooking, melt 1 t butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle shrimp with remaining ¼ t salt. Add 1 pound of shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes; transfer shrimp to a plate. Melt 1 t butter in pan. Add remaining pound of shrimp to pan; sauté 2 min or until almost done; transfer to plate.
Melt remaining 1 t butter in pan. Add garlic to pan and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add shrimp, juice, and pepper. Cook for 1 minute or until shrimp are fully cooked.