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One pan orzo shrimp and tomatoes. Easy and tasty one pan meal. Perfect for the busy family! | joeshealthymeals.com
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One Pan Orzo Shrimp and Tomatoes

Quick, one pan meal that has amazing flavor.
Course Main dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Author Joe

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs . shell on shrimp , shells removed and shrimp deveined
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 small onion , diced
  • 8 oz . orzo pasta
  • 3 cups shrimp stock , (see instructions), or vegetable/chicken stock
  • 5 small plum tomatoes , seeds removed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste

Shrimp stock

  • Shells from 1 lbs. shrimp
  • 3 1/4 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions

  • Peel and devein shrimp, reserve shells for stock
  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • In an oven safe skillet on medium heat, melt butter and add onion and garlic, saute for 3 to 4 mins
  • Add orzo and stir to coat with butter.
  • Add shrimp stock, tomatoes and oregano, cover and bring to a boil to cook the orzo, 12 minutes.
  • Taste, add salt and pepper as desired
  • Stir in peas, lemon juice, and pepper flakes, then lay shrimp into the orzo
  • Place in oven 12 minutes to cook the shrimp
  • Remove from oven and serve

Shrimp stock

  • Place shrimp shells in a medium saucepan with 3 1/4 cups water and 1 bay leaf
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and strain into a bowl; discard shells and save stock for the orzo