Calabrian Shrimp & Orzo with Zucchini

Calabrian Shrimp & Orzo

with Zucchini

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This quick and easy dish highlights tender orzo pasta and plump shrimp, which get vibrant depth of flavor (and the perfect amount of mild heat) from a coating of hot Calabrian chile paste.
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Calabrian Shrimp & Orzo with Zucchini
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  • 10 oz Tail-On Shrimp (Peeled & Deveined)
  • 4 oz Orzo Pasta
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1½ tsps Calabrian Chile Paste
  • 2 Tbsps Crème Fraîche
  • 1 Tbsp Capers
  • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
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Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve the zucchini lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Quarter and deseed the lemon. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels; remove the tails. Place in a bowl. Add the chopped garlic, capers, and as much of the chile paste as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

Cook the pasta
2 Cook the pasta

Add the pasta to the pot of boiling water and cook, uncovered, 7 to 9 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. 

Cook the zucchini
3 Cook the zucchini

Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced zucchini in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Using a spoon, move the zucchini to one side of the pan. 

Add the shrimp
4 Add the shrimp

Add the prepared shrimp in an even layer to the other side of the pan. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly opaque. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through. Turn off the heat. 

Finish & serve your dish
5 Finish & serve your dish

To the pot of cooked pasta, add the cooked shrimp and zucchini, crème fraîche, and the juice of 2 lemon wedges. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished shrimp and pasta garnished with the cheese and remaining lemon wedges. Enjoy! 

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Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve the zucchini lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Quarter and deseed the lemon. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels; remove the tails. Place in a bowl. Add the chopped garlic, capers, and as much of the chile paste as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

2 Cook the pasta

Add the pasta to the pot of boiling water and cook, uncovered, 7 to 9 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. 

Cook the pasta
Cook the zucchini
3 Cook the zucchini

Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced zucchini in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Using a spoon, move the zucchini to one side of the pan. 

4 Add the shrimp

Add the prepared shrimp in an even layer to the other side of the pan. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly opaque. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through. Turn off the heat. 

Add the shrimp
Finish & serve your dish
5 Finish & serve your dish

To the pot of cooked pasta, add the cooked shrimp and zucchini, crème fraîche, and the juice of 2 lemon wedges. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished shrimp and pasta garnished with the cheese and remaining lemon wedges. Enjoy!