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Baked shrimp with tomato, feta, and lemon-mint orzo
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Baked shrimp with tomato, feta, and lemon-mint orzo

Gluten-Free, Soy-Free

2 Servings, 640 Calories/Serving

25 – 35 Minutes

This simple gratin, a classic Greek seafood recipe, strikes a lovely balance between hearty and light. Lemon-mint orzo rounds out the meal.

Ingredients

  • ⅔ cup gluten-free orzo (contains rice and quinoa flours)
  • 1 or 2 shallots
  • 1 or 2 cloves peeled fresh garlic
  • 3 or 4 Roma tomatoes (about 10 ounces)
  • 10 ounces wild Gulf shrimp
  • 3 or 4 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ¼ teaspoon red chile flakes (optional)
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 or 4 sprigs fresh mint

Chef's Tip

Broilers vary widely in the amount of heat they deliver, so watch the gratin carefully to make sure the feta doesn’t burn.

Nutrition per serving

Instructions

1

Cook the orzo

Position an oven rack 7 to 8 inches from the heat source and heat the broiler.
Bring a medium sauce pot of generously salted water to a boil. Add the orzo and cook at a full boil until just tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta cooking water.
While the water heats and the orzo cooks, prepare the gratin ingredients.

2

Prep the gratin ingredients

  • Peel and thinly slice the shallots.
  • Finely chop, press, or grate enough garlic to measure 1 teaspoon.
  • Cut away the cores from the tomatoes; coarsely chop the tomatoes.
  • Rinse the shrimp, then drain on a paper-towel-lined plate and pat dry.
  • Strip the parsley leaves from the stems; set aside 5 or 6 leaves for garnish if desired and coarsely chop the rest.

3

Cook the tomatoes and shrimp

In a medium ovenproof frying pan over medium heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, tomato paste, and as many chile flakes as you like and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add the tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes begin to break down, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the shrimp, parsley, and ¼ cup pasta cooking water, adding more if the sauce is too thick. Bring to a boil, then immediately remove from the heat.

4

Broil the gratin

Scatter the feta over the shrimp and place the pan under the broiler. Broil until the shrimp are firm and cooked through and the feta is melted and lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes.
While the gratin broils, finish the orzo.

5

Dress the orzo

  • Zest the lemon and juice half; set aside half for another use.
  • Strip the mint leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves. Set aside half for garnish.
In a medium bowl, combine the orzo, lemon zest and juice, and half the mint. Drizzle with 1 to 2 tablespoons oil, season to taste with salt, and toss to combine.

6

Serve

Transfer the orzo to individual bowls and spoon the shrimp gratin on top. Garnish with the parsley leaves, if using, and the remaining mint and serve.

Protein: 38g (76% DV), Fiber: 6g (24% DV), Total Fat: 20g (31% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.5g, Saturated Fat: 4.5g (23% DV), Cholesterol: 230mg (77% DV), Sodium: 640mg (27% DV), Carbohydrates: 66g (22% DV), Total Sugars: 10g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).
Contains: Milk, Crustacean shellfish