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Baked Shrimp with Orzo and Feta

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Baked Shrimp with Orzo and Feta
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 8
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This baked shrimp and pasta dinner is proof that simple doesn’t have to mean boring. Creamy orzo, feta and cooked-to-perfection shrimp are the stars of this Mediterranean-inspired dinner that’s begging to be part of your weeknight lineup.

Ingredients

6
tablespoons olive oil
1
large onion, chopped
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2
cup dry white wine
8
oz uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta (1 1/4 cups), cooked and drained as directed on package
1 1/2
lb uncooked deveined peeled large shrimp, tail shells removed
2
tablespoons lemon juice
6
oz feta cheese, crumbled
2
tablespoons finely chopped Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 12-inch skillet, heat 4 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper, the oregano and pepper flakes; cook 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and wine; cook 3 minutes. Add cooked orzo; stir to combine. Pour mixture into baking dish.
  • 3 In medium bowl, mix shrimp and remaining 2 tablespoons oil, the lemon juice, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Toss to coat.
  • 4 Place shrimp on top of pasta in baking dish. Scatter feta cheese on top. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through and shrimp is pink and opaque. Garnish with parsley.
Tips  

Shrimp comes in a variety of sizes. Shrimp labeled “large,” as is required for this recipe, usually contains 25 to 30 shrimp per pound.

If you wish, you can also garnish the dish with 1/4 cup of toasted pine nuts, in addition to the parsley.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
140
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
24%
(
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
135mg
45%
Sodium
690mg
29%
Potassium
250mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
23g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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