Thursday, November 20, 2008

Orzo with Cilantro, Shrimp and Feta - Adapted from Bon Appetit

Start by chopping 4 garlic cloves, 3 C loosely packed cilantro and 1 seeded jalapeno in a food processor.  Add 1C whipping cream with the processor running and then add 1 1/2 T fresh lemon juice.  Meanwhile, cook the orzo according to the package directions and, in a seperate pan, boil the shrimp until they are pink.  Don't over cook either; the shrimp get tough and the pasta mushy.  Drain the pasta.  Saute some sliced squash (the recipe called for acorn squash but we prefer yellow summer squash)  and when it is tender add the shrimp and the cilantro mixture.  Heat until bubbly and pour over the pasta.  Add some sliced kalamata olives and crumbled feta cheese and toss.  Serve with a crusty bread and chilled white wine. 



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