Sunday, August 15, 2010

Shrimp, Basil, and Orzo Salad....tasty and refreshing for the summer!!

1 1/2 pounds shrimp
3/4 pound orzo
Juice of 1/2 lemon  (more as you wish)
1 red bell pepper
Basil chopped (as you wish)
3 Green onions(chopped)
½ red onion (chopped)
300 grams of feta cheese in small pieces
Ground pepper
Sea salt
Olive oil

In a pan with olive oil cook the shrimps (previously cleaned), add salt and pepper. Set aside. Cut the red bell pepper in small stripes, and stir fry in a pan with olive oil. Add salt and pepper, and set aside.
In a large pot bring water to boil (with salt), add the orzo and cook it for 8-11 minutes (follow directions of the package). When orzo is al dente, drain it and place it in a large bowl. Add the olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Add the shrimps and bell pepper, and toss to combine. Add the green onions, red onion, basil, and feta cheese. Mix it and let it rest for one hour to help the flavours combination. You can eat it warm, or let it cool overnight in the fridge and eat it cool.  Enjoy!!

With this recipe I participate in the contest Pasta Fredda Che Passione from the excellent blog Puffin in cucina e non solo...

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