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Shrimp Skewers with Garlicky Parmesan Orzo

Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4


  • Shrimp Skewers:
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 lb of shrimp deveined and tails removed
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Garlicky Parmesan Orzo:
  • 1 cup of dried orzo cooked per instructions, drain
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • Dash of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup of Parmesan finely grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste


  • Place the olive oil and minced garlic in a zip lock bag with the shrimp. Toss to coat evenly then seal and place into the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Remove the shrimp from the bag and skewer them. Place on a plate and season both sides with sea salt freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  • Prepare the orzo per instructions. Drain. In the same pot you cooked the orzo, place the butter in the pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and crushed red pepper flakes then cook, stirring constantly for 30 seconds. Add the drained orzo to the pot and stir until evenly coated. Add the Parmesan and fresh parsley then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Stir until mixed well. Taste and re-season if needed.
  • Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Add the shrimp skewers to the hot grill pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until pink and cooked through. Don't overcook.
  • Ladle the orzo into a bowl then top with one to two skewers. Serve immediately. Enjoy.