Great dish for supper last night! I found the original recipe here, but made some changes: I swapped out celery for fennel, lemon juice for lemon zest and dried dill instead of fresh, because it’s what I had. It was supposed to also be baked for 8 minutes at 450, but it cooked just fine right on the stove.
1 lb shrimp, peeled
kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cups celery, in bite-sized pieces
1 Tbsp crushed garlic
1⁄8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1⁄2 lb orzo pasta
1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 cup pitted kalamata olive, halved if large (small is fine intact)
1 1/2 Tbsp dried dill weed
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2⁄3 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
5 ounces feta, coarsely crumbled, for serving
Dry shrimp with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet. Add shrimp and cook 1 1/2 minutes per side, turning once. Remove to a plate, and turn heat down to medium.
Add 2 Tbsp olive oil to pan, and add celery, garlic, chili flakes, 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper. Cook for several minutes, stirring frequently to keep the garlic from burning. Stir in white wine and let reduce for a minute or so.
Add orzo, garbanzo beans, cherry tomatoes, olives, dill, and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Add chicken broth, stir again and return shrimp to skillet.
Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low. Cook for 8 or 9 minutes until Orzo is cooked to al dente. If it seems to be getting too dry, add a little more chicken broth. Check seasonings.
Serve immediately, with feta sprinkled on.
Note: you may want to cut the tomatoes in half, as they got very, very hot and kind of exploded into tomato napalm in our mouths.