lemony shrimp…a mid-winter’s summer dream

This just in! New photography tools came in the mail, woo hoo! (Thanks, Mom 🙂 )My favorite Canon camera (which has traveled the world with me)…check! New lighting and reflector…check! Yummy dinner recipe to try out the goods…check!

New Foodie goodies!

New Foodie goodies!

I was so thrilled to try out my new gear that I went to a go-to recipe for dinner. Not only is it quick, simple, and a great way to feel summer-y in the polar vortex that’s coming our way, but it turns out it’s fairly photogenic! Check out my recipe for Lemony Shrimp and Orzo, including pictures a la Real Simple.

Lemony Shrimp with Orzo

Lemony Shrimp with Orzo

Ingredients:

1 lb shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails left on

6 TBS butter

3 shallots, chopped

1 large clove of garlic, chopped

Juice of 1 lemon

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1 can cannellini beans, rinsed

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 box of orzo

Throwing any ingredient on the plate to try out new lighting techniques

Throwing any ingredient on the plate to try out new lighting techniques

Directions:

Cook the orzo until al dente. Drain and toss with EVOO.

Heat a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Melt in half the butter and add the shallots and garlic and cook about 1 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook about 4 minutes.

One pan dish!

One pan dish!

Once the shrimp begins turning pink, add the beans, lemon juice, cilantro, remaining butter, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to medium and cook about 5 minutes, or until heated through and flavors are blended. Serve over orzo, garnish with a lemon wedge, fresh cilantro, and a drizzle of EVOO.

A perfectly simple summer-esque winter dish!

A perfectly simple summer-esque winter dish!

Dish one down and looking forward to sharing more as I learn how to use my new lighting tools. My goal is to give you the best dishes to try and now they’ll look it too! Until next time, keep clicking…er..I mean cooking 😉

Eat Well,

Stephanie a.k.a The Foodetarian

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