Shrimp-Scampi-with-Broccoli-Orzo-3

7 Freestyle Points 282 CaloriesPREP TIME:5 minsCOOK TIME:20 minsTOTAL TIME:25 minsYIELD: 4 servingsCOURSE: DinnerCUISINE: ItalianThis quick and easy Shrimp Scampi with Broccoli Orzo is a dish the whole family will love and it’s ready in under 30 minutes!

INGREDIENTS

PASTA:

  • 5 ounces uncooked orzo pasta, or gluten-free pasta
  • 3 cups of roughly chopped fresh broccoli florets only, no stems
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste

SHRIMP:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp, tails removed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • grated parmesan cheese, for serving

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil, add the pasta and broccoli and cook according to package directions for al dente. Reserve about 1/2 cup liquid before draining.
  • Drain orzo and broccoli in a colander and add the oil to the pot over medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and cook until golden, 30 seconds. Return the drained orzo and stir to combine all.
  • Add 1/4 cup of the reserved liquid, or more as needed and cook 1 minute, stirring.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet melt butter and oil over medium heat.  When the butter is melted, add garlic and sauté 30 seconds.
  • Add shrimp and season with 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes, flip, then add another 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque and cooked through.
  • Remove from heat and add red pepper (if using), lemon juice, and parsley.  Toss to evenly coat.
  • To serve, divide the shrimp and sauce over 3/4 cup orzo.

NUTRITION INFORMATION: Serving: 4oz shrimp 3/4 cup pasta, Calories: 282kcal, Carbohydrates: 20.5g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 180mg, Sodium: 251.5mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%Freestyle Points: 7Points +: 7

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