Cold orzo salad with shrimp
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Cold orzo salad with shrimp
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:17:20 AM. Recipe ID 47677. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Cold orzo salad with shrimp
 Categories: Salads, Pasta, Seafood
      Yield: 8 Servings
 
      2 c  Raw orzo
           - cooked until tender
           - and drained
     10 oz Frozen tiny peas
           - quickly cooked & drained
      8 oz Pitted black olives
           - thinly sliced
      2 lg Red bell peppers
           - seeds & membranes removed
           - finely chopped
    3/4 lb Med-small shrimp; peeled,
           - deveined and cooked,
           - cut into thirds
           - (remove a few whole
           -  for garnish)
      1 md Red onion
           - peeled and finely chopped
    1/2 c  Minced flat-leaf parsley
    3/4 c  Extra virgin olive oil
      5 tb Red wine vinegar
    1/2    Garlic clove
           - peeled and minced
           Salt
           Freshly ground black pepper
           Cherry tomatoes; for garnish
           Olive slices; for garnish
 
  IN A LARGE MIXING BOWL, toss together the orzo, peas, olives, peppers,
  shrimp, onion and parsley. Pour the olive oil over the salad and mix
  well. Add the vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper and taste to adjust the
  seasonings, adding more vinegar or oil sparingly as needed. Don't
  make the salad too moist. Spoon the mixture into a mixing bowl just
  large enough to hold the salad, packing it down slightly, cover and
  chill thoroughly. Unmold the salad onto a serving platter and garnish
  with cherry tomatoes and black olives. Split the reserved shrimp in
  half lengthwise and place them on the top for decoration.
  




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Recipe ID 47677 (Apr 03, 2005)

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