Decadently Creamy Shrimp and Scallop Scampi With Orzo

Total Time
40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I found myself without a car today and had to come up with dinner from things in the freezer and pantry. A quick inventory was pointing me in the direction of scampi but I wanted something a bit different. This is still very garlicky and yet the creamy cheesy sauce makes it somewhat comforting and very decadent. Served it with some steamed broccoli and crusty bread.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Melt butter in pan and add garlic and orzo. Add some of the Bahama Mama seasoning (I prefer it to the Old Bay). Cook about 5 minutes or until orzo turns a golden brown. Be careful not to burn it.
  2. Add clam broth and water. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes stirring occassionally to keep from clumping.
  3. Add mushrooms, shrimp, and scallops. Stir and cover for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in heavy cream and cheese. Cover and cook for about 5 more minutes.
  5. Add salt, pepper, or more of the Bahama Mama seasoning to taste.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is absolutely delicious! So full of flavor and creamy, a decadent comfort food indeed. I cut the recipe in half and made as written using the Old Bay Seasoning. This goes into my seafood rotation and will be made often. Thanks for posting such a wonderful recipe. *Made for Spring 2011 PAC*