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Lemon Pepper Shrimp & Orzo

Here is a healthy variation of Lemon Pepper Shrimp & Orzo courtesy Jenn from Chasing Louboutin. The original can be found here.

  • 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.