Seared Garlic Butter Shrimp with Lemon Parmesan Orzo

Seared Garlic Butter Shrimp with Lemon Parmesan Orzo
Category: Main Dish

Description: This dish is a symphony of flavors, combining succulent shrimp, aromatic garlic, rich butter, zesty lemon, and the creamy goodness of Parmesan-infused orzo with the perfect balance of simplicity and sophistication. It is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or an impressive weekend feast. Transport your taste buds to coastal bliss with our Seared Garlic Butter Shrimp served over a bed of delicious Lemon Parmesan Orzo.


Preparation Mode:

Using paper towels, pat the shrimp dry and season them with salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes if using, and smoked paprika. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.

Add the seasoned shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until they are opaque and slightly golden. Remove from the skillet and set aside. In the same skillet, add the orzo and toast it for 1-2 minutes until it is lightly browned.

Pour in the chicken broth and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 10-12 minutes or until the orzo is cooked and most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, lemon zest, and Parmesan cheese.

Continue stirring until the orzo is creamy and the cheese is melted. This dish is a celebration of flavors and textures, with the tender shrimp perfectly complemented by the creamy, citrus-infused orzo. Whether you are a seafood enthusiast or just looking to elevate your weeknight dinner, this Seared Garlic Butter Shrimp with Lemon Parmesan Orzo is a delightful choice that will leave your palate satisfied and your senses invigorated.

Enjoy the coastal charm right in the comfort of your own home. To serve, spoon the Lemon Parmesan Orzo onto plates and top it with the Seared Garlic Butter Shrimp. Garnish with fresh parsley for a pop of color and freshness.