Garlic Shrimp Scampi

over spanakopita orzo pasta

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Shellfish

A note about serious food allergies

This shrimp bonanza has twinges of Greece all over it. (Greece the country, not the movie.) Soft, exquisite orzo combines with a wine-spinach sauce and Greek seasoning, making the dream bed for the shrimp. Ah, the shrimp; cooked in a bath of wine and garlic, they keep the Greek themes of the meal while providing their own sublime addition to what was already perfect. Twinges of Greece? This meal is the one that you want. Ooh, ooh, ooh!

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    8 oz. Shrimp
  • Info
    2 oz. Shaved Parmesan
  • Info
    6 oz. Orzo Pasta
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Info
    1 oz. Butter
  • 1 fl. oz. White Cooking Wine
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 tsp. Greek Seasoning Blend
  • 5 oz. Baby Spinach
  • Info
    16 oz. Shrimp - Double Portion

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    669
  • Carbohydrates
    70g
  • Fat
    28g
  • Protein
    36g
  • Sodium
    1667mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Wire-Mesh Strainer
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
    1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Coarsely chop spinach. Mince garlic. Halve lemon lengthwise. Cut one half into wedges and juice the other half. Pat shrimp dry, and season with ¼ tsp. pepper.

  • Step 2 - Start the Orzo
    2

    Start the Orzo

    Once water is boiling, add orzo and cook until tender, 8-10 minutes. Reserve ¼ cup orzo cooking water. Drain orzo in a wire-mesh strainer and set aside. While orzo cooks, cook shrimp.

  • Step 3 - Cook the Shrimp
    3

    Cook the Shrimp

    Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook undisturbed until seared, 2-3 minutes on one side. Stir in butter and half the garlic (reserve remaining for spinach). Stir occasionally until shrimp reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 1-2 minutes. Remove from burner. Remove shrimp and garlic from pan, scraping up any cooked bits from bottom of pan. Reserve pan, no need to wipe clean.

  • Step 4 - Finish the Orzo
    4

    Finish the Orzo

    Return pan used to cook shrimp to medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add remaining garlic and cook until aromatic, 30 seconds. Add white cooking wine and cook until evaporated, 15-30 seconds. Add spinach and a pinch of salt and stir occasionally until wilted, 1-2 minutes. Add orzo, reserved orzo cooking water, half the Parmesan (reserve remaining for garnish), and seasoning blend. Stir until combined. Remove from burner, then stir in 1 Tbsp. lemon juice.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Dish
    5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping orzo with shrimp and garnishing with reserved Parmesan. Squeeze lemon wedge over to taste. Bon appétit!

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