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Recipe for Kritharoto – Greek Orzo Pilaf With Seafood

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If you really don’t like orzo, you can always substitute this dish with rice. However, it is best with orzo. You should also use the freshest seafood you can find, just like in Greece.

Kritharoto Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Greek olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 pounds skinless fresh fish, cooked and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 pound mussels in the shell, cooked and meat separated from the skin
  • 1 pound cooked medium-sized shrimp, peeled
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup uncooked orzo
  • 3 1/2 cups water or broth
  • 1 large zucchini, diced
  • 4 tablespoons grated kefalotiri or Romano cheese

Instructions:

Pour the olive oil into a deep skillet and set the heat on medium. After the oil warms for about a minute, add the onions and saute until the onions are soft, about five minutes. Add the garlic clove and cook for another minute. Stir in the fish, mussels, shrimp, and wine and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook everything together for one minute. Stir in the tomato paste, orzo, broth, and zucchini. Cover the mixture and raise the heat to medium. Bring the mixture to a boil and then when it boils, simmer it until all the broth is absorbed. This should take about 15 minutes. Sprinkle the cheese on the top just before serving.

 

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