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Recipe for Shrimp Youvetsi – Greek Orzo with Shrimp

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Shrimp Youvetsi Ingredients:


  • 2 1/2 lbs shrimp
  • 1/4 cup butter (or dairy free butter)
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1 sliced carrot
  • 1 green pepper sliced
  •  1 can crushed tomatoes (14oz)
  • 1/2 feta crumbles (If lenten, replace with dairy free cheese or do not use at all)
  • 4 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 3/4 cup Kasseri cheese (optional)

Directions to Make Greek Orzo and Shrimp :

Clean and rinse the shrimp. Put them in a small sauce pan and put enough water to just cover them. Steam them until just cooked. Take out the shrimp, keeping the water to use later in the recipe.

Heat the butter in a pan and sautee the onions, green peppers and carrots till soft. Add the crushed tomato, the water from the shrimp and black pepper to taste. Boil over medium heat until the sauce thickens and the butter is completely incorporated. Remove from heat and add in the shrimp, feta and parsley and mix. Add salt to taste if needed. (if not adding feta to the recipe you will need salt).

Put the shrimp mixture in a baking pan. Sprinkle black pepper and cayenne pepper on top as well as the Kasseri cheese (optional) and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes.

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This post was written by Tanya Stamoulis

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