Orzo with Feta, Basil, and Shrimp


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Cheese Obsession

Cheese Obsession

By Georgeanne Brennan

Published 2013

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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.


  • 1 lb (500 g) medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¼ cup (2


In a bowl, combine the shrimp, ¼ cup olive oil, paprika, red pepper flakes, and ½ teaspoon salt and mix well. Cover and set aside, 1–2 hours.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high hea