Basil Shrimp with Feta and Orzo

This meal is easy enough for a weeknight but delicious enough for company.  The key to this recipe is use the best ingredients possible.  Fresh basil and high quality tomatoes (such as Campari or Champagne) are key here.  If you don’t have a foil oven bag, make your own!

1  regular-size foil oven bag

Cooking spray

1 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)

2 teaspoons olive oil, divided

1 cup diced tomato

3/4 cup sliced green onions

1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Preheat oven to 450°.

Coat inside of oven bag with cooking spray. Place the bag on a large shallow baking pan.

Cook the pasta in boiling water 5 minutes, omitting salt and fat; drain. Place the pasta in a large bowl. Stir in 1 teaspoon oil and next 7 ingredients (1 teaspoon oil through pepper). Place the orzo mixture in prepared oven bag. Combine shrimp and basil. Arrange shrimp mixture on orzo mixture. Fold edge of bag over to seal. Bake at 450° for 25 minutes or until the shrimp are done. Cut open bag with a sharp knife, and peel back the foil. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon oil.

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