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Shrimp Orzo


2 cups orzo
2 quarts water
Olive oil

6 colossal size peeled raw shrimp
2 tablespoons olive oil
Seafood Spice

2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup onion, minced
4 tablespoons cooking sherry
1 cup lobster stock
3 cups whipping cream
1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
3 green onions, chopped

Food Guru Seafood Spice:
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon oregano


Cook the Orzo:
Bring two cups water to a boil, add olive oil and orzo
Cook until orzo is al dente, about 12 minutes. Drain and rinse pasta, cool to room temperature.

Cook the Shrimp:
Place 6 colossal shrimp on a plate, coat with olive oil and Seafood Spice.
heat skillet to medium high and place shrimp in skillet, spice side down.
Cook for one minute, flip, cook on second side for one minute
remove from skillet, keep warm.

Make the Sauce:
Add minced onions and garlic to the same skillet with some olive oil, cook until onions are transparent.
Deglaze the pan with sherry, add lobster stock. Reduce liquid by half it's volume.

Add cream to sauce pan, bring to boil and allow to reduce by one third.
Add orzo a little at a time stirring with each addition.
Add grated parmesan cheese, spring onions, stir

Pour orzo onto serving plate, top with cooked shrimp and parmesan cheese.

* Lobster stock recipe in sauce chapter.
* Seafood Spice recipe is in Basics Chapter

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