LEMON ORZO SHRIMP BAKE

LEMON ORZO SHRIMP BAKE

Yum, you’ll be hooked on this Lemon Orzo Shrimp Baker after one bite!! It is made in one skillet.

Casseroles (or skillet) meals are the perfect comfort food and there are so many varieties as you will see! I brought to the party this Lemon Orzo Shrimp Bake.

I totally loved that I could make this dish in one skillet (though you will note that I put it in pretty dish to show it off but I originally prepared, baked and served it from the skillet). Easy Peasy!

INGREDIENTS
fresh shrimp
salt
pepper
olive oil
butter
garlic
onion
oregano
basil
orzo pasta
peas
parmesan cheese
chicken broth
diced tomatoes
lemon
Pasta and shrimp are two items I always have on hand… plus you know me I love lemons and always have a few of those around too!

LEMON ORZO SHRIMP BAKE

A one skillet meal that is perfect for weeknight

INGREDIENTS
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 clove garlic, minced
½ cup diced onion
1/3 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried basil
8 ounces orzo pasta
2 cups chicken broth
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
½ cup frozen peas
Juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 400°
Season shrimp with salt and pepper and set aside
In a large oven-proof skillet heat olive oil and butter over medium high heat.
Next add the garlic, onion, basil and oregano, and cook, stirring often, until onions have become translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
Then stir in pasta until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
Stir in chicken broth and ½ cup water and bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.
Stir in tomatoes, peas, lemon juice and shrimp.
Sprinkle with Parmesan.
Place into oven and bake for 12-14 minutes or until shrimp is cooked through.