Shrimp and Artichoke Orzo pasta is a delicious way to end the day. You'll love that it's made quickly, and with goodies from the pantry.
Shrimp are no stranger to my kitchen. They are one of my favorite ingredients when it comes to making a quick and easy meal. I always keep several bags of frozen, cleaned shrimp in my freezer. They can be defrosted in ten minutes. I usually put them in a colander and run cold water over them while I am prepping the other ingredients.
I love the combination of shrimp with pasta but also make easy salads with shrimp in the summer. They are so versatile that I could cook them three times a week but never make the same meal twice. From shrimp risotto to Asian noodle bowls to po boys, I’ve never met a shrimp dish, I didn’t like. When Forrest Gump talked about shrimp, he was a smart man. I think I might love them as much as he did.
In creating this orzo dish, I realized I had no fresh veggies in the fridge. No problem. Some canned artichokes and tomatoes go perfectly. These are two more ingredients that you can always find in my pantry. I added some frozen spinach for color and thought the feta cheese would give the dish a nice Mediterranean flair. Besides, I was out of Parmesan cheese.
My family loved this meal and next time I will be doubling the recipe so we have lots of leftovers for lunch the next day. I just don’t think I can go a week without my shrimp fix!
Don't forget the Red Lobster Biscuit Recipe to go with all that shrimp, Lisa!