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Garlic-Shrimp Orzo Recipe | The Mediterranean Dish. This easy Mediterranean shrimp recipe is the perfect weeknight meal. A few ingredients like white wine, lemon juice, garlic and tomatoes make a special flavor-packed sauce for the prawns or shrimp. Add a simple orzo or pasta of your choice and voila!

Garlic-Tomato Shrimp Recipe with Orzo


How about an easy garlic-tomato shrimp recipe?! Just my kind of "unfussy" Mediterranean dinner! 


  • 1 1/2 cup orzo pasta
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Private Reserve Greek extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 Meyer lemon, juice of
  • 1 14-oz canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 lb prawns or large shrimp (18-20 shrimp), peeled, deveined and well-cleaned
  • 4-6 oz baby spinach
  • lemon slices (optional)


  1. Cook the orzo pasta in boiling water according to package instructions; add a dash of salt and olive oil to the cooking water. When the pasta cooks to al dante, remove from the heat then drain and transfer to a serving dish.
  2. While the pasta cooks, heat the butter with 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large heavy skillet. Saute the shallots on medium-high heat for 3 minutes or so then add the garlic and toss together briefly. Now add the white wine and cook for 1 minute then add the lemon juice, 1/2 cup water, and diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 15 more minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in 1 tsp of dried thyme, a pinch of salt and a little cayenne pepper to your taste.
  4. Add the shrimp and cook for 5 minutes or until the shrimp turns pink. Stir occasionally so that the shrimp is nicely coated in the sauce. Do not over cook the shrimp.
  5. Finally, stir in the spinach and remove from the heat.
  6. Top the the cooked orzo pasta with the garlic tomato shrimp. Garnish with your favorite herb (optional) and serve immediately with lemon slices. Enjoy!


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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 27 mins
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: garlic tomato shrimp, Mediterranean shrimp, Shrimp and orzo, garlic shrimp,


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