Sunday, September 23, 2007

Roasted shrimp and orzo

On the day I bought Barefoot Contessa at Home, I read through the book and picked out all the recipes I wanted to try. This shrimp and orzo salad was at the top of my list, and it's taken me almost a year to get around to making it! Luckily, this dish didn't disappoint. I happen to love dill, so I was very happy with the combination of shrimp, dill and feta. I omitted the red onion called for in the recipe; since the recipe calls for an entire cup of green onions, I felt that would be enough onion flavor. I also reduced the amount of oil in the dressing by adding a little honey to cut the acidity of the lemon juice.


Katherine said...

This looks really good. I will definitely be trying this. I don't even recognize this one and I have all her cookbooks, so I'm excited to go search for it. I really love her orzo with roasted vegetables. It calls for roasted bell peppers, eggplant, red onion, and is tossed with a lemon vinaigrette, feta, basil, and toasted pine nuts.

Katherine said...

Oh, I just read that it's in barefoot at home. Cool! I must not have noticed that one when I got it. I also LOVE dill.