Spicy Greek shrimp with tomatoes, feta, and orzo

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Spicy Greek shrimp with tomatoes, feta, and orzo

Spicy Greek shrimp with tomatoes, feta, and orzo

Soy-Free, Pescatarian, Spicy, No Added Sugar, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 610 Calories/Serving

20 Minutes

Cheese and seafood don’t always play nice together, but this Greek dish is a tasty exception—feta loves shrimp, and shrimp loves feta. 

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
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  • 5 ounces orzo
  • 1 organic yellow onion
  • Shrimp options:
  • 10 ounces wild Gulf shrimp
  • 10 ounces wild jumbo shrimp
  • 1½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • Sunbasket spicy tomato sauce base (tomatoes - garlic - sweet smoked paprika - tomato paste - balsamic vinegar - extra virgin olive oil - onion powder - kosher salt - dried oregano - cayenne - black pepper - dried thyme)
  • 3 ounces organic baby spinach or other leafy greens
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled feta

Nutrition per serving

Calories 610, Total Fat 24g (31% DV), Sat. Fat 4.5g (23% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 160mg (53% DV), Sodium 600mg (26% DV), Total Carb. 75g (27% DV), Fiber 9g (32% DV), Total Sugars 11g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 30g
Contains: Milk, Wheat

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Cook the orzo

Bring a medium sauce pot of generously salted water to a boil. Add the orzo and cook until just tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain, reserving ⅓ cup [⅔ cup] pasta cooking water. While the water is heating and the orzo is cooking, start preparing the rest of the meal.


Prep the remaining ingredients

  • Peel and finely chop enough onion to measure ½ cup [1 cup].
  • Rinse and drain the shrimp. Pat dry on a paper-towel-lined plate. Season lightly with salt and pepper.


Cook the tomato sauce and shrimp

In a large frying pan over medium heat, warm 2 to 3 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Stir in the onion and oregano and cook until the onion is translucent, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in 3 tablespoons [¼ cup] white wine (from your pantry) or water, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the spicy tomato sauce base and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring often, until starting to thicken, 2 to 4 minutes. 

Working in batches if needed, stir in the spinach and cook until just wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and reserved pasta cooking water and cook, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are firm and cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes for regular shrimp, 4 to 6 minutes for jumbo shrimp. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper. 


Transfer the orzo to individual bowls. Drizzle each serving with ½ teaspoon oil, add the feta, and toss to mix. Spoon the shrimp and tomato sauce on top and serve.

Kids Can!
  • Salt the orzo cooking water.
  • Time the orzo.
  • Measure the onion.
  • Measure the water for the sauce.
  • Drizzle the orzo with oil; add the feta.