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Lemon and Herb-Crusted Orzo and Shrimp

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Lemon and Herb-Crusted Orzo and Shrimp
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 6
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Looking for a flavorful seafood dinner using peas and Progresso® bread crumbs? Then try this citrusy, herbed dish that’s made with pasta, shrimp and veggies.

Ingredients

1 1/4
cups uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta (8 oz)
1
tablespoon olive oil
3
medium carrots, diced (1 cup)
1
small red bell pepper, diced (1/2 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
cup frozen baby sweet peas (from 12-oz bag), thawed
4
tablespoons butter
1
lb uncooked medium shrimp, peeled (tail shells removed), deveined
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
cup chicken or vegetable broth
3/4
cup Progresso™ panko crispy bread crumbs
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2 Cook and drain orzo as directed on package. Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook carrots and bell pepper in oil 7 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in peas. Remove from skillet to bowl.
  • 3 In same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat. Cook shrimp, salt and pepper in butter 1 to 2 minutes, turning once, just until shrimp start to turn pink. Stir in broth and 1 tablespoon of the butter. Stir in vegetable mixture. Spoon cooked orzo into baking dish. Spoon shrimp mixture over orzo.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave remaining 2 tablespoons butter uncovered on High 1 minute or until melted. Stir in bread crumbs, lemon peel and oregano. Sprinkle over shrimp.
  • 5 Bake uncovered 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated and crumb topping is golden.
Tips  

Buy shrimp already peeled and deveined to save time on preparation.

Panko bread crumbs are Japanese-style bread crumbs with a larger, coarser and crunchier texture.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
120
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
(
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
130mg
43%
Sodium
610mg
26%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
16%
(
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
19g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
120%
120%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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