In Mediterranean cuisine, feta cheese is often paired with shrimp, the creamy, salty flavors marrying lusciously. Here, I add the crumbled feta at the end of the cooking so it soaks up the warm juices from the sautéed shrimp. This dish makes a satisfying light meal or summer salad.
In a bowl, combine the shrimp,
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the orzo, stir well, and cook until al dente, according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm the
When the orzo is ready, drain and transfer to a warmed serving bowl. Add the shrimp and their juices and turn several times. Add the snipped basil and cheese and turn again, gently, once or twice. Garnish with the whole basil leaves and serve at once.
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