No. 1 : Quick Recipe

Mediterranean Shrimp Salad with Orzo & Dill

The Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Dill, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/4 Cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 3 TB Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil, plus additional for cooking shrimp
  • Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper

The Orzo

  • 1 LB Orzo, Cooked According to Package Directions
  • ½ Head Fennel, Finely Chopped
  • 3 Green Onions, Thinly Sliced
  • 1 Pint Grape Tomatoes, Halved
  • 1 Cup Crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1 LB Large Shrimp

Step One

Make the vinaigrette by placing the dill, vinegar, and mustard in a food processor or blender and pureeing until smooth. With the motor running, slowly add the olive oil and blend until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step Two

To make the orzo mix, add the cooked orzo, fennel, onions and grape tomatoes to a bowl. Pour the vinaigrette over the mixture and stir well to combine. Gently fold in the feta cheese.

Step Three

Preheat the oven to 400F. Toss the shrimp in olive oil, salt and pepper and slide into the oven. Roast until the shrimp is pink. OR break out the grill or a grill pan. Brush or spray the shrimp with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill for 1-2  minutes per side on high or until just cooked through. Place the orzo mix on plates and top with the shrimp.

Garnish with additional dill.

No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop

Dill is a versatile soft leaved perennial herb that can be used fresh, as a seed or as dried leaves, called dill weed. It has a unique tangy taste that is especially good with seafood, salads and vegetables. 

No. 3 : Clever Idea

Feta is one of the most famous exports of Greece. This semi- soft white cheese can be made with sheep, cow or goat milk! Use it anytime you want strong cheese flavor and a soft texture in your dish. Believe it or not, its salty-briny taste is a great partner for sweet summer watermelon.

No. 4 : Cheers

Beach House
Sauvignon Blanc – Semillon
South Africa
Around  $12.00

This zingy crisp-tasting wine is made with a classic  Bordeaux combo of white grapes – a “killer” pairing with shrimp and dill. South Africa is the home of delicious white blends – like this classic mix of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes. Douglas Green is the winemaker behind the line of Beach House wines, perfect for casual dining and all of them enjoyable and very affordable!

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